Construction NewsConstruction Directory C-Tec
Rota Contracts Ltd MMA Joinery Specialists Ace Fixings Pickerings Lifts Limited Lakeland Renewable Limited C & S Sheds Hoist Equipment Suppliers Steeltech Sheds Limited Glass Block Co Reisser Ireland Leo OSullivan & Company Limited Lynch Plaster & Concrete Mouldings Becker Acroma Swords Auto[Traffic Management] Woodford Timber Products Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Irish Industry News

12/02/2009

Minister Outlines 43 School Buildings Projects

Minister Outlines 43 School Buildings Projects Forty-three major school building projects are to go to tender and construction this year, Irish Eduction Minister Batt O'Keeffe has confirmed.

The works will include extensions to existing schools and refurbishment schemes.

Mr O'Keeffe said: "Five of these school building projects are being re-tendered under the new form of contracts for public capital projects to get the best value for money in the construction sector.

"The remaining 38 projects will go to tender and construction as soon as possible and it's expected that building work will begin on the majority of these projects this year."

He pointed out that, this year, a record €656m will be invested in the school building programme.

- - - - - - Advertisement - - - - - -
August BioPro Ireland Limited

"The 43 major projects I'm announcing to proceed to tender and construction, along with the 35 projects I've announced over the past four months, represent a very significant amount of new business for the construction industry at a time of severe contraction in the sector," said the Minister.

'"The more competitive environment in the construction sector will allow me to maximise the return I get for the capital resources invested in the school building programme."

Mr O'Keeffe also announced details of 25 high-priority major school building projects that are now to start architectural planning.

The majority of these projects were previously approved in principle to enter architectural planning.

"These projects have been selected to start architectural planning now because they'll provide a significant number of extra school places in areas where demographic demand is great,

"Later in the year, I intend to announce further projects to begin architectural planning and I'll shortly reveal full details of this year's Summer Works Scheme and a new plan to improve energy efficiency in schools," added the Minister.

(PR/JM)
Bookmark and Share

Top Stories
17/04/2014
Builders Want To Build - CIF
17/04/2014
Gloucester Composites Enters A New Era Under The Tricel Banner
17/04/2014
Call For Irish Rail To Postpone Maintenance Work
17/04/2014
New Future For Shannon
17/04/2014
Options For NAMA's Future Should Be Made Independently - Doherty
17/04/2014
Independent Enquiry Into Policing Of Corrib Gas Project Welcomed
17/04/2014
Govt Accused Of Playing Political Games Over Water Charges
17/04/2014
'Living Places' Shortlisted For RTPI Award For Planning Excellence
16/04/2014
Lo Calls For Action On Climate Change
16/04/2014
Call For National Debate On Ireland's Energy Policy
Construction News Archive
Submit News Story
Editorial Staff
home
UK Construction Industry News
Builders Want To Build - CIF
Gloucester Composites Enters A New Era Under The Tricel Banner
Call For Irish Rail To Postpone Maintenance Work
New Future For Shannon
Options For NAMA's Future Should Be Made Independently - Doherty
Independent Enquiry Into Policing Of Corrib Gas Project Welcomed
Govt Accused Of Playing Political Games Over Water Charges
'Living Places' Shortlisted For RTPI Award For Planning Excellence
Lo Calls For Action On Climate Change
Call For National Debate On Ireland's Energy Policy
Byrne Welcomes EPA Report
New Multi Use Games Area Opens In Dublin
Subscribe to email news

national News
Cork Waste Firm Staff Stage Sit-In Protest
'Beef Summit' Being Held At Dublin Castle
Justice Committee Calls For State To Recognise Traveller Ethnicity
Govt Accused Of 'Half-Baked' Health Care Proposals
Draft Bill To Expand Ombudsman's Remit Published
Statement By Taoiseach On Seanad Éireann Approval Of Draft Bill
Govt Agree Publication Of Free Children's GP Care Legislation
Taoiseach Launches National Framework For Children And Young People
Environment Minister Urged To 'Stop Ignoring' Kerry Water Crisis
Sinn Féin Slam Water Charges As "Unfair And Unjust"
New Multi-Use Games Area Officially Opened In Dublin
Minister Pushes Forward On Sunbed Ban
Teenager Drowns In Dublin Reservoir
Other News In Brief
Construction News Archive
download the build app from the app store
Keystone Ireland Online Paper
Traffic is ABC certified
ppa.co.uk
Tradecraft H.B. The Mini Piling Company Limited Vision Signs & Glass Film Limited G.M.S Renewable Products The Blind & Awning Company Biofoam Spray Insulation Insignia Signs & Display Limited Haran Scaffolding & Plastering Services August BioPro Ireland Limited Fearon Fibreglass Lampost Construction House Of Stone CPI Foam Ltd. Hertalan (Ireland) Ltd K - Scroll Ltd JNC Water Services
Flogas Ireland
Flagship Media Group Ltd
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel (+44) 28 9031 9008
Contact : Click here
Website Terms and Conditions

keycons003 / keycons003x16 17/04/2014 16:52:17 / A3 / B8 / 0.015625, 54.227.156.177 / BOT1

Minister Outlines 43 School Buildings Projects - Forty-three major school building projects are to go to tender and construction this year, Irish Eduction Minister Batt O'Keeffe has confirmed.