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Ruane revisits college to open new Technology block

11 September, 2008

Sinn Féin Education Minister, Caitríona Ruane, today revisited Edmund Rice College in Glengormley to open the new Technology and Design block.

Speaking at the event the Minister said:

"I initially visited Edmund Rice College back in May 2007 to cut the first sod in preparation for the construction of the new Technology and Design block. It is an honour to be back here today to see this project now completed and open the new Brother Quinlan building.

"We are all well aware of how important Technology and Design is in today's global economy. Knowledge and skills in technology are key drivers of innovation and change making it an important area of the curriculum. It is essential that in order to develop these skills we provide accommodation to reflect modern industry and the world of work.

"The funding of some £1.4million for the new building was provided through my department's Specialist Accommodation programme which was specifically set up to address the deficiencies in Science, Technology & Design and ICT accommodation. I know these excellent new facilities will help the young people here at Edmund Rice to develop the skills needed in today's modern world, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

"I would like to congratulate the Principal Kevin Gough and everyone involved in the planning and construction of the new building and in helping make this project such a success." ENDS

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