Four counties to get new Educate Together secondary schools in 2019
The schools will accommodate over 3,200 students in total.
The Department of Education has announced that it will establish four new post-primary Educate Together schools to serve five counties in 2019.
The schools will be based in Wicklow, Laytown/Drogheda, Galway City/Oranmore and the Dublin 13 area (Howth, Clongriffin, Donaghmede).
The schools in Wicklow and Louth/Meath will accommodate 600 students each. The Dublin and Galway schools will each have 1000 students.
A statement for the department has said: "It is expected that the schools will be established in September 2019 in suitable interim accommodation pending delivery of permanent school buildings".
Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has said: "The establishment of these new schools forms an essential part of plans to ensure that sufficient new school places are available to cater for the growing cohort of pupils at post-primary level over the coming years. Additional places will also continue to be provided by extending existing provision, as included in the Six Year Programme of Capital Investment in Schools 2016-2021".
The announcement of the new schools can be read in full here.