Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has today announced the roll out of Phase 2 of the part-time 20mph speed limit schemes at 106 schools across Northern Ireland. This takes the total number of schools benefiting from this new road safety scheme introduced by Minister Mallon to 209.

Making the announcement, Minister Mallon said:  “I’m delighted that phase 1 of my part-time 20mph speed limits initiative has been delivered to 103 schools across Northern Ireland ensuring that children, parents and staff will be safer as they travel to and from school on a daily basis."

At each of the schools new road signs will be erected in the form of standard fixed speed limit roundel signs with flashing amber lights set to come on at the times the reduced speed limit applies.


The schools in Fermanagh which will benefit are;

  • Belleek Controlled Primary School Brollagh Road, Corry, Belleek, 
  • Tempo Controlled Primary School Main Street, Tempo, 
  • St Joseph's Primary School Dernawilt Road, Donagh, Rosslea, and
  • St Columban’s Primary School Lattone Road, Belcoo

Reacting to the news,  Sinn Féin MLA Jemma Dolan said: "It is very welcome news that an additional four Fermanagh schools will now be benefitting from the introduction of a 20mph speed limit on the roads outside their gates.

"Well done to all the parents, teachers and concerned locals who worked hard on lobbying Roads Service on this over the years. 

"After the announcement of Phase 1 of this project I contacted the Minister for Infrastructure to have a number of the extra schools included.

"I am relieved to see some of the schools I fought for are now included in this phase but more needs to be done.

"As the success of the pilot scheme shows I believe all Primary Schools should have a 20mph speed limit introduced. 

"Surely the school children attending the Primary Schools in Irvinestown, Ederney, Derrygonnelly or St Davog's Belleek, for instance, deserve the same road safety conditions."

SDLP Councillor Adam Gannon said: “Today’s announcement from SDLP Minister Nichola Mallon is fantastic for the local community. This will be welcomed by children, parents and school staff across the North.  

“The SDLP has made road safety a top priority and our Minister Nichola Mallon is getting the job done by making sure that over 200 schools will benefit across the North, including schools in Fermanagh, helping keep our children safe.  

“I’m delighted that the SDLP’s investment and leadership in government is making a real difference to people’s lives. Parents, children, school staff and indeed all road users in Fermanagh will be looking forward to seeing these new lights and signs erected outside our schools soon.”