DEPUTY SMITH HOPEFUL OF NO FURTHER DELAYS IN HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL, COOTEHILL BUILDING PROJECT

14 April 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Commitments given by the Dept of Education and Skills on Friday last should mean that there will be no further delays in bringing a major building project planned for Cootehill’s Holy Family School to construction stage, Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Brendan Smith told The Northern Standard this week.

Deputy Smith raised the issue during a debate in Dáil Éireann early last week following concerns expressed to him by the board of management of the school.

The FF TD said he was informed by the Dept on Friday that it is their intention to authorise the pre-qualification of contractors for the project while Stage 2B was being assessed.

“Stage 2B will be submitted by the Board of Management’s professional advisors by the 19th of April and the pre-qualification authorisation will ensure no further delays in bringing this project to construction stage,” he pointed out.

Deputy Smith said there was “an absolute need” for the project to commence this year because of the huge increase ….
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