Connaughton raises Holy Rosary College with Taoiseach during visit

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East Galway T.D. Paul Connaughton took the opportunity of a visit to Mountbellew by Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Friday last to raise the issue of the need for four new classrooms at Holy Rosary College with him.

‘Since being elected two years ago, the issue of progressing this extension at Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew has been at the top of my agenda.  Education is at the heart of community life in Mountbellew, and this extension would be a major boost for education in the town.

‘At the moment, plans for a four classroom extension to Holy Rosary College are at architectural planning stage with the Department of Education and on Friday last I took the opportunity to highlight this issue to the Taoiseach. I emphasised in the strongest terms possible the need for four new classrooms for the school.

‘A positive discussion followed and I am hopeful that this important piece of educational infrastructure can be brought to fruition.  I will continue to press for progress on this matter at every opportunity and will continue to raise this issue with the Minister for Education and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This is an essential project for Mountbellew and no less than the students, staff and school authorities deserve.’

‘The Taoiseach was in Mountbellew to attend the 80th anniversary celebrations for Coláiste an Chreagáin and I would also like to congratulate the staff and students at that school and wish them every success for the next eight decades.’