January 2, 2020
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and Fine Gael TD for Cavan Monaghan, has announced dedicated funding for the provision of modern PE Hall facilities in two local post-primary schools. Both schools serve minority communities and are based near the border.
Minister Humphreys said:
I am delighted to announce dedicated funding for new PE Hall facilities at Monaghan Collegiate College, Corlatt, Co. Monaghan, and the Royal School in Cavan Town. Both schools come under the patronage of the Church of Ireland and both serve border communities. I have raised the lack of adequate PE facilities for the children attending these schools with my Government colleagues on a number of occasions, so I am very pleased to be in a position to confirm this much-needed funding.
The schools do Trojan work to support and nurture local children on their journey into adulthood. The addition of these state-of-the-art facilities will ensure that the staff can give them the best possible education in sports and physical activity.
This funding is a testament to the Government’s ongoing support for our border communities, including members of minority communities and those in isolated areas. I have no doubt that it will be warmly welcomed by the principals, staff, students and families involved.
Supporting communities in the border region is a priority for the Government. This has never been more important with Brexit on the horizon, which brings new challenges to this region and island. Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board will assist the schools in the delivery of these projects.
I will be liaising closely with John Kearney and the team throughout the process and hope to see the works completed as quickly as possible.”