Ó Domhnaill opens Scoil Ádhamhnáin Naofa extension

Ó Domhnaill opens extension in Scoil Ádhamhnáin Naofa
Tánaiste praises school for participation in Green Flag Programme

Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, Fianna Fáil candidate in the Donegal South West bye-election, today opened the newly extended Scoil Ádhamhnáin Naofa, Luinneach, Doirí Beaga in Co Donegal.

The school was provided with a devolved grant of €100,000 enabling the building of an additional classroom. The school has a current enrolment of 151 pupils and staffing complement of eight.

Speaking at the opening, Senator Ó Domhnaill said: “It is my great privilege to join you here today in Doirí Beaga, to celebrate the opening of your new classroom. I want to recognise the commitment and enthusiasm of the Principal, Bridie Nic Suibhne, the entire staff and everyone involved with this project.”

Senator Ó Domhnaill added: “As a public representative, I have a longstanding commitment to ensuring that teachers are working and pupils and learning in the best possible environment. Today’s opening is proof that we are taking actions to ensure that this is achieved.”

Last month, additional funding was approved for works associated with the heating control system. The Senator was joined at the school by the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD.

The Tánaiste praised the school for its involvement in the Green Schools Programme. “The programme is an international education initiative involving a whole-school environmental management approach. In participating, students learn the importance of environmental issues and, more importantly, how to take practical steps in tackling green issues in their school and home lives.

“Achieving the standards necessary to be awarded a green flag is a significant undertaking by any school.

“It’s heartening to see the young people here at Scoil Ádhamhnáin Naofa carrying out such a very important job in helping to secure the future of the environment,” the Tánaiste concluded.

Posted: Nov 15, 2010     |     Categories: Derrybeg, Donegal South West