Even if 27 schools have been built, that's a long, long way short of 4,000 classrooms which is the point I've been stressing.
There has been 3 phases completed of the Schools PPP Programme ( out of 5), i don't know how many rooms have been built but i remember something about the scheme catering for 20,000 pupils ( a taxi man must have told me) . I would consider 27 schools to be a major building initiative .
In the lead up to the last local elections, Labour claimed that over 90, 000 jobs had been created and over 4,000 (I think) new classrooms had been built.
I tee no evidence to suggest that the former claim is true but I'm certain that the second one was not. I contacted some former colleagues, members of the INTO executive to check and, as expected, I found out that the INTO at least knew nothing about any major building initiative.
If If there had been any significant increase in ether number of classrooms in the second level sector, I would have heard about it. I didn't and so I take both claims to be bogus.
Maybe your taxi driver might tell you where those schools have been built next time you talk to him. That's more than was built in any of the Celtic Tiger years.
Lar you are the one who said 4000 rooms, can you verify this somehow? i only stated that there is currently the Schools PPP programme in place to build 27 schools of which 3 phases of 5 have been complete. In my mind this is a major building initiative. i dont need my taxi driver to tell me, its not too difficult to find the schools
St Mary's CBS, Portlaoise
Scoil Chríost Rí, Portloaise
St Rynagh's CC Banagher
Gallen CS Ferbane
Bantry Community College, Co. Cork.
Gaelscoil Bheanntraí, Co. Cork.
Kildare Town Community School, Co. Kildare.
Abbeyfeale Community College, Co. Limerick.
Wicklow Town Community College, Co. Wicklow.
Athboy Community School, Co. Meath.
Gorey Community School (Gorey, Co Wexford):
Tramore Secondary School (Tramore, Co Waterford):
Doughiska Community College (Doughiska, Galway City, Co. Galway):
Doughiska Primary School: .
Athlone Community College (Athlone, Co. Westmeath):
Ballinamore Community School (Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim):
Gaelcholáiste, Coláiste Ailigh (Letterkenny, Co. Donegal):
Doon Secondary School (Doon, Co. Limerick):
Schools PPP Bundle 4 - comprises of 6 schools - 4 replacement schools and 2 new schools. The bundle will provide new accomodation for approx. 4000 students
Comeragh College, Carrick on Suir Post Primary Replacement
Skibbereen, Co. Cork Post Primary Replacement
St. Josephs, Tulla, Co. Clare Post Primary Replacement
St. Mary's, Dundalk, Co. Louth Post Primary Replacement
Celbridge, Co. Kildare Post Primary New
Celbridge, Co. Kildare Primary New
Schools PPP Bundle 5 - comprises 6 institutions and will deliver accomodation for approx. 4650 students
St. Philomena's National School, Bray Primary Replacement
Eureka Secondary School, Kells Post Primary Replacement
Coláiste Raithín, Bray Post Primary Replacement
Loreto College, Wexford Post Primary Replacement
Carlow Town - Post Primary Post Primary New
Carlow Town - Further Education Post Primary New