Mary Hanafins Abandons Schools Funding Commitments

In a big palaver last year Mary Hanafin announced that school buildings nationwide were going to get put on a public list and then work their way up that list .

The following were approved for funding to start planning their extensions in 2007 .

The list is here , the Galway Schools on it were

This year we hear that Mary Hanafin has called These plans OFF (no money you see) and that these schools ( all rather full of course) will get nothing …maybe ever.

2 Projects survived out of 7 . I make it that 28% of Galway projects survived.

She also abolished the “summer works scheme” worth €100m a year. This allowed funds for toilets to be brought up from 1960s standards and installed lifts and ramps for disabled kids .

The full list of 56 schools announced last year is here . I strongly advise you , if affected, to make sure Mary Hanafin has signed the cheque and that the school has cashed it …seeing as she has cut her capital budget by 70% from what we can see in Galway .

If she hacked your overcrowded local school off the funding list then ask her why . should get to her.

The Dublin Commuter Belt is Badly Affected I understand.

Carlow 70420R Carlow Vocational School New School
Cavan 16083T Virginia Mixed NS, Virginia Extension
Cork 16746S Ballygarvan NS , Ballygarvan New School
Cork 17609N Rathcormac NS, Rathcormac New School
Cork 19881Q Gaelscoil Carrig Ui Leighinn, Carrig Ui Leighinn, Co Chorcai Extension
Cork 20006A GS Chloich na Coillte, Sraid na Scoile New School
Cork 70920O Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Co Chorcaí Extension
Cork 91499E Kinsale Community School Kinsale Extension
Cork 70950A Clonakilty Community College Clonakilty Extension
Dublin 91301D Holy Family CS, Rathcoole Extension
Dublin 19702N St Thomas’s JNS, Jobstown , Tallaght Extension
Dublin 11583O St Andrews NS, Malahide, Co Dublin Extension
Dublin 17472M Baile Falbach, Lusk New School
Dublin 19483G Scoil an Tsearchtar Laoch, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 Extension
Dublin 20015B Gaelscoil Bhaile Munna, 187 Bothar Choultrai, Baile Munna New School
Dublin 19660A Rush NS Rush Extension
Dublin 19949B Muslim NS, Clonskeagh Extension
Dublin 06200O Booterstown Boys Extension
Dublin 60050E Oatlands College Mount Merrion Extension
Dublin 60070K Dominican College, Sion Hill Extension
Galway 04506F Scoil Iósaif Naofa, Oranmore Extension
Galway 05754G Sn Creachmhaoil Craughwell Extension
Galway 12954F SN Bhride, Lackagh, Turloughmore Extension
Galway 13365O Scoil Mhuire, Oranmore. Extension
Galway 17807R Sn Cathair Geal, Cathair Geal, Tuam, Co Galway New School
Galway 18089S Scoil Naomh Mhuire, An Gharran, Oranmore Extension
Galway 19965W Scoil Mhuire Clarinbridge Extension
Galway 63001G Jesus & Mary Secondary School Salerno Secondary School, Salthill Extension
Kerry 13615L Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co Kerry Extension
Kerry 16898S SN Breandan Noafa, Cathair Ui Mhodhrain, Traighli, Co Chiarrai New School
Kildare 09414C St Laurence’s NS, Crookstown New School
Kildare 15957D St Patrick’s Boys NS, Rathangan Extension
Kildare 18018S Bunscoil Bhride NS Rathangan Extension
Kildare 19796C St Patricks BNS, Clane Extension
Kildare 70680U St. Conleths Vocational School, Newbridge Extension
Kilkenny 16445E St Patricks NS, Boneyarrow Extension
Kilkenny 18078N Scoil Bhride B7C Paulstown Extension
Laois 18150S Fraoch Mor NS Fraoch Mor Extension
Louth 01554B Baile an Phusta NS, Smarmore Extension
Louth 16208N Termonfeckin Mixed NS, Termonfeckin Extension
Louth 18762D Scoil Realt Na Mara Boys, Mornington Drogheda Co Louth Extension
Louth 18767N Scoil Realt Na Mara Girls, Mornington Drogheda Co. Louth Extension
Louth 19479N Rathmullen NS Extension
Louth 19673J St Josephs NS, Avenue Road Extension
Louth 19678T St Pauls Senior NS, Rathmullen Extension
Meath 01309L Stackallen NS, Stackallen Extension
Meath 17856H Scoil Naomh Mhuire Donore Extension
Meath 18106P SN Na Trionoide Naofa Lios Muilinn Extension
Meath 19813W Kildalkey Central NS, Kildalkey New School
Meath 71980O O’Carolan College Nobber, Extension
Meath 20082Q GS Tulach na nÓg New School
Offaly 18057F Scoil Mhuire Tullamore Extension
Waterford 17535B Fionnabhair NS, Fenor Extension
Waterford City 64990D St. Angela’s Ursline Convent Extension
Westmeath 63300Q Wilson’s Hospital School Multyfarnham Extension
Wexford 17913Q SN Mhuire Baile Bearna Extension

Anyone know how many of those schools could have stayed on the list if the ministers hadn’t taken their huge pay rises, and the years of higher pensions that go with them.


Thin edge of the iceberg this sort of stuff…

Apparently all the new tax credits info comes with a lovely little guide encouraging people to take advantage of all their credits, not good timing when you think about it!!! :stuck_out_tongue:

Marc Coleman wrote:

What’s Plan B Marc?


It’s another book I’d wager… :wink:

With the population expected to grow by a million over the next few years shouldn’t the government be increasing expenditure on infrastructure across the board, new schools, hospitals, airports etc. etc.? I don’t understand? :open_mouth:

I do.

Mary Hanafin has been instructed to rapidly pull 100s of Millions of capital expenditure this year because the government will not have that money and knows it.

Its called a credit crunch .

The Better Education is Yet to Come

All the money has gone to benchmarking!

Hey Pack!

I don’t know how reliable my source is, but an Aran islander was telling me about the primary school on Inis Meain recently having an extension completed. The kicker is though, that the school is due to be shut down in three years anyway :confused: