28 September, 2018 - Minister Bruton officially opens new building at St Dymphna’s National School

Almost €4m invested in 12 classroom Primary School

New school to cater for over 300 pupils 

The Minister for Education & Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., today (September 28th 2018) visited St Dymphna’s National School, Kildalkey, Co. Meath to officially open a new 2 storey 12 classroom Primary School. The new building will cater for over 300 pupils. 

Almost €4m was invested by the Government to provide these new state of the art facilities for St Dymphna’s NS. The total capital spend in the Meath 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. Project Ireland 2040 provides for a €11.9 billion investment in the education and training sector over the period 2018 to 2027. This will deliver a 70% increase in schools capital funding compared to the past decade (€4.9 billion to €8.4 billion). 

Marking the official opening, Minister Bruton said, “I am delighted to be here at St Dymphna’s National School today to open these new state of the art facilities. Today is a great day for the whole school community.

“We recently announced an €11.9billion investment in education as part of Project Ireland 2040 which sees a boosting of the school building budget by 70% over the next ten years. This €11.9billion investment reflects the importance this government puts on education and will enable our ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026. We are investing in modern, state of the art facilities in our schools, higher and further education institutions, which are energy efficient and fit for purpose for the curricular reforms we are making.”