Sunday, 24th June 2018
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€9.5 million St Martin's Special School opens

Local Minister of State at the Department of Education John Halligan T.D. officially opened the new €9.5 million St Martin's Special School building at St John's Villas, Lower Grange, Waterford.

The 3,765 sq m building, which replaces St Martin's former school premises in Ballytruckle Road, caters for 66 learners aged from four to eighteen years of age with mild, moderate and severe/profound learning difficulties.

Speaking at the opening, Minister Halligan said the State's investment of €9.5 million into the construction and fitting out of the new school building was 'money well spent', to ensure the delivery of a' bright, purpose-built facility that offers St Martin's staff the space and flexibility they need to deliver high-quality education':

"This purpose-built school building was designed to align with the complexity of needs of all the learners attending St Martin's. Its 14 classrooms, sensory areas, post-primary level home economics, woodwork and horticulture rooms and a range of para-educational and therapy rooms will ensure the pupils... Read more »»

€9.5 million St Martin's Special School opens

€9.5 million St Martin's Special School opens

McGrath steps down from Deise

McGrath steps down from Deise

After five seasons in charge, Derek McGrath has resigned his position as Waterford Senior Hurling Manager.

Having led the Déise to five finals including last year's All-Ireland decider,... Read more »»

Brendan Grace at Theatre Royal Saturday July 7th

Calling all comedy fans! The greatest family comedian of our generation 'Brendan Grace' proudly presents 46 years in the Comedy business and most of this time at the very top of his profession.

Brendan's latest show features the best and most requested pieces from his vast repertoire over the last 46 years. His sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal. A brilliant character actor, his 'Bottler' character is legendary and his interpretation of the 'Irish Wedding'... Read more »»


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