Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon this week warmly welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education and Skills Ruari Quinn that a new primary school is to go ahead at Crookstown as a result of an additional €100m investment in 28 major school building projects around the Country.  The investment was approved at Cabinet on Wednesday as part of the Government’s investment in Jobs.

“As a past pupil of the school I have been very aware of the need for this new school since before my election to Dail Eireann and have worked hard to highlight the need for it with Minister Quinn and others.  I am delighted that the hard work of so many dedicated people has now paid off and the project can proceed.
“The granting of planning permission for this new school last September and the subsequent funding for a rising sewage main from the Department of the Environment this year all gave impetus to the project”.

“A lot of work has been put in by many hardworking people including in particular principal Nuala Costello and the Board of Management led by their dedicated chair David O’Grady.  Fr. Frank McEvoy has also been hugely supportive and the generous donation of the site from the diocese really got the project up and running.”
”With the growth of population in the area, it was vitally important that the new school got the go ahead.  I look forward to continuing to work with the Board of Management to see the new school now become a reality” concluded Deputy Heydon.