Junior Minister Dara Calleary is being tipped for bigger things – but that hasn’t stopped him from looking after the smaller things that matter most to him, like his old alma mater.
Calleary is a past pupil of St Muredach’s College in Ballina, the school motto of which is ‘Viriliter Agite’ (Act in a Manly Fashion).
And so he did – by snaring €100,000 towards the provision of safety measures in the vicinity of his old school.
The money was allocated by the National Roads Authority towards the provision of footpaths, traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing at the famous college as part of €1.3m that was sanctioned for roadworks in the Ballina area.
Nice to see the old boys’ network at St Muredach’s is alive and kicking!