£44m in education money in Newry and Armagh

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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Sinn Fein Education Minister John O’Dowd has revealed there is £44m worth of major schools projects happening in the Newry and Armagh area.
Minister O'Dowd

Minister O’Dowd

Minister O’Dowd was responding to a question from Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan who quizzed him on what projects in the major capital programme were happening in Newry and Armagh. “There are several programmes of spend in the Newry and Armagh area,” he replied. “The following schools are benefitting from the school enhancement programme; St Patrick’s Grammar School Armagh, which is on site, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry, Rathore School and Armstrong Primary School, Armagh where the tender has been awarded. “Two of the major projects are on site; one is at feasibility stage and one is at business case stage. Also benefitting are St Joseph’s Convent PS, Newry, St Colman’s Abbey PS, Newry, St Joseph’s and St James’ PS, Poyntzpass and St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen. “There is an estimated value of £44m of capital investment in the Newry and Armagh constituency, on site now or in the foreseeable future.”

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