It has been announced that Gaelcoil Liatroma, Carrick-on-Shannon has been included on a list of schools that will receive assistance as part of a €100m loan from the European Investment Bank in support of the Department of Education’s School Building Programme.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has warmly welcomed the decision of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to actively support and assist the Government’s plans for investment in the country’s educational infrastructure. The EIB is providing a €100 million loan to support the investment programme.
Gaelscoil Liatroma, the only Leitrim school included on the list, is included as one of 67 schools that will go to construction in 2015/16.
When the five year project was launched initially Minister Quinn said, “This investment in major school building projects will create an estimated 15,000 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs over the period of the programme (an annual average of 3,000 direct and 600 indirect jobs). These projects included in the five year plan comprise: 106 new schools at primary level; 65 large-scale extensions at primary level; 43 new schools at second level; 49 large-scale extensions at second level and 8 new special schools and extensions for 4 further special schools.