There is very good news for a Laois school this afternoon as funding for three new classrooms has been approved.
Raheen National School (Tobar an Leinn) has been given approval for the project from the Department of Education.
Two of these new classrooms will be for special education purposes and the third room will be a mainstream classroom.
Minister for State at the Department of Finance, Sean Fleming, has confirmed the news this afternoon.
He said: “This is good news at the start of 2021 for the Raheen National School.
“The Minister for Education, Norma Foley, has confirmed this information directly to me.
“The existing school building in Raheen is approximately 20 years old and is now in need of this new extension.
“I want to particularly thank the Principal, teaching and all staff in the school, the Board of Management and parents for their ongoing support for this project and the school.
“This school extension will be of tremendous benefit to the children who attend the school in the years to come.”