01 June, 2018 - Minister Bruton officially opens new building at Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha

Over €4m invested in state of the art facilities

New building to provide for over 200 pupils

The Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (1st of June 2018) visited Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha, Co. Kildare to officially open a new 2 storey primary school building with 8 classrooms. The new building also features a general purpose hall, support learning spaces and ancillary accommodation.

Over €4m was invested by the Government to provide these new state of the art facilities for Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha. The total capital spend in the Kildare region alone on school buildings is over €200m in the last seven years.

The government have set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. Ensuring our children are educated in state of the art facilities is important to delivering on that ambition and we are now building more school places than ever before.

Speaking at the official opening at Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha, Minister Bruton said, “I am delighted to be here at Gaelscoil Mhic Aodha today to mark the opening of these fantastic new facilities. We are investing hundreds of millions of euros into building and equipping schools so that we will have one of the best education and training systems in Europe. Since 2011, the capital investment in the school sector amounts to over €3.1billion.”