Joy Unbounded as BAM Builders move on site of new school for St Joseph’s Tullla this week.
The long awaited sight of the diggers and earth-moving machinery moving on site gave all of St. Joseph’s great cheer on their return to work this Monday, the 5th January 2015. Rapid progress has been made in a short few days, which augurs well for the meeting of the deadline for completion of the new school, now set for the 30th March 2016.
The Principal, Ms Margaret O’Brien and two students Bethan Godber and Shane O’Malley attended a press launch at the Department of Education, Marlborough Street yesterday. The Chairperson of the Board of Management, Sr Maureen Frawley also met with Minster for Education, Ms Jan O’Sullivan, TD and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin,TD. The three other schools in Bundle 4 of the Public Private Partnership are St. Mary’sCollege, Dundalk, Comeragh College,Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary and Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
AIB Corporate Banking and KfWare are providing the loans to BAM and in 25 years’ time it will be handed back to the ownership of the Department of Education, who in the meantime will be funding this model of provision to the tune of €7 million per annum.
It is hoped that local employment will ensue from this project over the term of construction and the whole school community look forward very much to enjoying its new facilities.