After 24 years the Department of Education has approved the tendering process for Gaelscoil Chluain Meala with a target date for the commencement of construction of the second quarter of 2019.
Tenders will issue in the next few weeks for the completion of a panel of suitably qualified builders to carry out the work.
On the completion of this list, tender documents for the construction of the school will issue to the qualified contractors.
Assessment of tenders will follow with a target date for commencement of construction at the second quarter of 2019.
The construction work involves, what is effectively a new school at the rear, in the Old County Council Machinery yard and the refurbishment of the existing building.
The school which opened its doors in September 1994 has gone from strength to strength buts its accommodation is substandard, overcrowded and not fit for purpose.
This is a very welcome development and great credit is due to the whole school community at Gaelscoil Chluain Meala, parents, pupils, teachers and Board of Management. Mar a deireann an seanfhocal, “Ní neart go cur le chéile.”
Seamus Healy TD
15 th April 2018
– Social Entrepreneurs Ireland call for entries closes 7th April –
With the deadline fast approaching, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is calling on Tipperary based social entrepreneurs to apply to their 2016 Awards Programme. With €600,000 in support on offer, SEI is searching for people with innovative ideas to some of Ireland’s biggest social and environmental problems.
SEI has a history of supporting home-grown social enterprises, investing nearly €6.3 million in 190 social entrepreneurs since 2004. These investments have been made in a variety of areas ranging from adult education, the provision of emergency services in rural Ireland, voter engagement, food waste, and many more. SEI supported projects have worked with more than 380,000 people around the country, creating 1,080 jobs in the process.
This year SEI are providing €600,000 in funding and support to nine social entrepreneurs and their high potential social start-ups. In addition, successful applicants will be provided with access to professional supports, mentoring, and training.
Speaking about the 2016 Awards Programme, Darren Ryan, Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland said “Just as entrepreneurs can drive change in business, social entrepreneurs can bring about real change in society. This year we are calling on people all around Ireland to consider if their big idea has the potential to change Ireland. If so, we want to hear from them.”
DCC plc, one of Ireland’s largest public companies, has partnered with SEI in their search for the country’s leading social entrepreneurs over the past five years. Tommy Breen, CEO of DCC plc said “We strongly believe in the work carried out by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and we’re delighted to be supporting their Awards Programme again this year. It is a great privilege to play a role in assisting Ireland’s brightest and most ambitious entrepreneurs who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our society.”
The deadline for applications to the SEI Awards Programme is 5pm on Thursday, 7th April. Full details on the application process and eligibility criteria can be found online at www.socialentrepreneurs.ie.
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