School can fight £15m funds snub
A Co Tyrone grammar school has won High Court permission to challenge a decision to deny it access to nearly £15m to build a new school.
Loreto Grammar School in Omagh was granted leave to seek a judicial review of a decision by Education Minister Caitriona Ruane.
The case centres on a £14.6m investment it was promised in 2004 through a public private partnership for a new build on its existing site.
The scheme was announced by the then direct rule minister Barry Gardiner as part of a major expansion plan for schools across Northern Ireland.
Since then, however, proposals have been advanced for a shared education campus on the site of the old Lisanelly military barracks.