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Almost half a million spent on Co Down school that may never exist

Nearly £0.5m has been spent on a school development that might never actually receive a building.

St. Bronagh’s Primay School in Rostrevor, created in 2006 through a merger between Convent of Mercy Girls’ PS and St Mary’s Boys’ PS, was promised a £3.8m home five years ago.

The new building should have opened last year, but to date the school remains on the site of the former boys’ primary.

Following inspections and the view taken by former education minister Catriona Ruane, who said the development plans were ‘non-compliant’, her successor, John O’Dowd, vowed to stop money being spent on projects that might never come into being.

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