16 September 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

“The day has dawned, the day has arrived, the day is here,” stated Fianna Fáil councillor P J O’Hanlon at Monday’s meeting of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee when noting the commencement that day of works on the site of the former Monaghan Military Barracks at Knockaconny for the construction of the new Monaghan Education Campus.
Welcoming the start of construction, Colr O’Hanlon thanked Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn and Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan for carrying on the commitment given by the previous administration in relation to the project.
“Over recent years there was a lot of talk that this development would not happen and that it was a smokescreen, but now we do know it is a reality and work has started”, the South Monaghan public representative commented.
He commended all the officials and all the TDs who had put work into advancing what would be a fantastic development. “It is great to sit here this morning and know that work has commenced on the site, with an investment that could end up in the region of €30 million-€40 million in the current economic climate. We should be opening the windows and letting the people of Monaghan know the great news story that this is.”
Chairperson John O’Brien thanked everyone who had been involved in the recent contract signing in relation to the campus project. He said that occasion had been a massive day for Monaghan, but today was a bigger day to see the works being commenced.
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