Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Minster Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Education of additional accommodation for the amalgamated primary school on the Curragh, St Catherine’s of Siena.

“The Department have today approved an extension with 2 new classrooms for pupils with special education needs as well as a user assisted WC at St. Catherine’s. The amalgamation of the boys and girls schools on the Curragh was a welcome move in 2021 and this additional accommodation will be another great boost for families in the area who are seeking school places for children with special education needs.

“I want to congratulate principal Jonathan Healy, his staff and Board of Management on their great work on the amalgamation that has led to their thriving school community and this extension which will be a really great addition to the school,” concluded Minister Heydon.