Mallow all-boys secondary school The Patrician Academy has gained final planning approval to the school, to repair damage caused when it went up in flames in the summer of 2016.
The older section of the school was no affected, but an extension built in the 1990s was heavily damaged.
The boys’ secondary school, which dates back to the 1880s, is located on Fair Street in the town, close to many residential properties.
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork East James O’Connor said this is a very significant moment for people of Mallow following the devastating fire that took place in the school in 2016.
Deputy O’Connor recognised that it has been a difficult period for the school since the fire in July 2016. He is hopeful that the current development process can press ahead for tendering and that construction can commence as soon possible.
“I would like to congratulate the Principal, staff, board of management and students of the Patrician Academy on this fantastic news and I look forward to ensuring the works can get underway”.