New building for Little Angels School in Letterkenny moves a step closer

first_imgThe Little Angels School in Letterkenny has moved a step closer to getting a new building.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has raised the issue of the provision of a new school building for the Little Angels School in Letterkenny.The Fianna Fail Deputy said he has raised this matter on a number of occasions with the Minister and directly with the Department of Education. He said “Little Angels School in Letterkenny preform massive work on an ongoing basis, they currently urgently require a new school building and this is a matter which I have highlighted on numerous occasions in the Dáil added Pat the Cope.“In my question to the Minister this week regarding the Little Angels School, the Department replied and I quote: “It is anticipated that this project will shortly be authorised to commence the pre-qualification process to create a shortlist of contractors to which the project will be tendered.”Deputy Gallagher said he welcomes the confirmation that contractors are to be sought, and that pre-qualification and short-listing of contractors is to be sanctioned, this will then allow the school to be tendered for and a contractor appointed for the project.He added “I will again be calling on the Department to proceed without any delay in order to deliver this new school building in a timely manner in order that the pupils and staff of Little Angels can directly benefit from a new school building.” Copy of Dáil reply issued to Pat the Cope.QUESTIONTo ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for a school (details supplied); the timeframe for the delivery of the project; when he plans to sanction approval for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) the School of the Little Angels , Letterkenny, Co DonegalREPLYThe major building project for the school referred to by the deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b (Detailed Design).  The Stage 2(b) submission has been reviewed by my Department and comments have issued to the school and its Design Team. The Design Team is currently working on a submission to my Department outlining the steps required to achieve compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations 2017 (NZEB “Near Zero Energy Building”).  This is a new requirement arising from the introduction of Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) of the Building Regulations to ensure compliance with the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).It is anticipated that this project will shortly be authorised to commence the pre-qualification process to create a shortlist of contractors to which the project will be tendered.New building for Little Angels School in Letterkenny moves a step closer was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyLittle Angels Schoolnew buildinglast_img read more

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Bafana ready for African Nations Champs

first_img6 January 2014Coach Gordon Igesund has declared himself happy with his players after two gruelling training sessions in Cape Town over the weekend. Bafana Bafana are preparing for the African Nations Championship, which South Africa will host from 11 January to 1 February.The competition features national teams made up of players who ply their trade in their home countries only.‘Important’Speaking to Daniel Mothowagae of City Press, Igesund said: “After beating Spain, we should carry on with the habit of winning and [the African Nations Championship] is a type of tournament where it is important for the team to do well.“The challenge is to get Bafana going to a point that we get into the top eight in Africa, so that we can be seeded when the draw for big tournaments is made.”Igesund is a little behind in his preparations for the event after a mini training camp, from 27 to 30 December, had to be called off due to the reluctance of clubs to release their players, but that has now been resolved, even though the competition falls outside of Fifa’s competition window.‘A great feeling’Mamelodi Sundowns ‘ midfielder Hlompho Kekana, speaking at the training camp, said he was looking forward to the event, and expressed his confidence in Bafana Bafana. “It is always a great feeling to represent your country and I am happy to be here.” He said. “If you look at the players, you can see they want do to well for South Africa.“It is a big tournament for us local-based players and we want to show everyone what we are capable of doing. We intend to do well, very well and we are really looking forward to the start of the tournament.“There is a lot of confidence in the team and the mood is high. As hosts we are expected to go all the way and that is our focus,” he concluded.With the South African national team now in camp, six of the 16 teams have now arrived for the African Nations Championship. The winners of the first African Nations Championship in 2009, the DR Congo, are already in the country, along with Gabon, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.Group ABafana Bafana are in Group A with Mali, Mozambique and Nigeria. They kick off the tournament on 11 January at 18:00 when they face Mozambique at the Cape Town Stadium.Tunisia is the defending champion. They defeated Angola 3-0 in the final of the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.last_img read more

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