Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that the Department of Education has approved a grant of €212,830 for the construction of a 105 m2 extension at Ogonnelloe National School.

“I have been working on this with the school community over the past couple of months and I am delighted that they have finally received the green light and the project can proceed.

“This is fantastic news for pupils, teachers and staff at Ogonnelloe and I look forward to work commencing at the earliest opportunity,” Deputy Carey added.

The new building will comprise of an 80 m2 mainstream classroom with ensuite toilets and facilities for assisted users.