VEC to get patronage of two Kildare schools

KILDARE VEC has been awarded patronage of two new schools in the county.

KILDARE VEC has been awarded patronage of two new schools in the county.

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, today announced his decisions on 14 new schools across the country and has awarded the patronage of new schools in Naas and Maynooth to Kildare VEC. These will be built in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

In the Maynooth case, the Loretto sisters and the gaelcholaiste movement initially sought patronage but from an early stage, the gaelcholaiste were ruled out by the Department.

However, making the announcement today (Wednesday, 25 July), Minister Quinn said: “ In the case of both Maynooth, Co. Kildare and Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, the Department noted the high level of parental demand identified as part of this process for alternative language provision in these areas. In light of this, the Department will be making provision to cater for this alternative demand in both of these areas in the medium term.”

The Educate Together group will have patronage of a school in Blanchardstown West, Dublin 15.