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Confirmation from the Department of Education that the Carrigtwohill School Campus project has been approved to proceed to construction has been warmly welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.

The Carrigtwohill School Campus project includes a new post-primary facility for Carrigtwohill Community College for up to 1000 students and new 24 classroom school buildings for both Scoil Mhuire Naofa and Scoil Chliodhna primary schools. All three school builds will also feature 3 class SEN units each.

Following the Department’s announcement, David Stanton said: “I am delighted to learn that the Department of Education has granted approval to the Carrigtwohill School Campus project to move to construction. I understand that this stage of the project has been a long time in coming but I am certain that it will be a very welcome development amongst all concerned with the three schools and with the wider community as a whole.

“The need for new primary and secondary school accommodation in the Carrigtwohill area has been evident in recent years and this project represents the single biggest school build undertaken by the Department of Education. This campus will address the numerous challenges that the individual schools have faced while ensuring the educational needs of their students into the future.

“I would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the schools, parents and the wider community in progressing this project over the years to where we are and I know that all will now look forward to construction works beginning on site in the very near future”, concluded David Stanton.