Minister McHugh says there’s a ground swell on the green agenda in LE 2019

The Minister for Education says there has been a ground swell on the green agenda in both the Local and European Elections.

Minister Joe McHugh says within his own department they are working on that agenda for new school buildings so they are more sustainable and environmental friendly.

He says young people now have an opportunity to have their voice heard on the environmental issue.

However speaking on the panel on Ocean Fm at the John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town, former Tanaiste Mary Coughlan told the minister she feared overruns in spending due to the Children’s Hospital project in Dublin could lead to two new school buildings in Donegal being postponed.

However Minister McHugh confirmed St Mary’s National School and Four Masters School won’t be affected by the overrun in the children’s hospital budget and either will any other school project nationally.

Speaking on the local elections the education minister says he is confident his party will secure two seats one in the Donegal constituency.

He says John McNulty from Kilcar and Barry Sweeny from Ballyshannon will more than likely gain two seats for the party.