Education Minister Blames Duplications Of Applications On Midlands School Place Shortage

Norma Foley believes the situation will improve with school extensions in the pipeline.

The duplication of applications and choice of schools could be some of the reasons behind difficulties finding a place in Offaly, according to the Education Minister.

Norma Foley says single-sex schools and an external draw for places can also contribute to enrolment pressures in the county.

In response to a Parliamentary Question from Laois Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan, Minister Foley says the provision of school places in Offaly is a priority for her and her department.

She also highlighted a number of active planning projects in the county, such as the new Oaklands Community College building and extensions to Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore and Rathangan BNS.

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