Friday, April 29, 2016

Funding boost for 10 Schools in Meath to carry out vital electrical upgrades and gas works

Fine Gael TD for Meath East said that ten schools in Meath are to benefit from funding to improve and upgrade school buildings for students and teachers.

“It’s very welcome news that the following schools are to get funding to carry out vital electrical upgrades and gas works over the next number of months:
    - Scoil Mhuire (Ashbourne)
    - Scoil Mhichil Na Buachailli (Trim)
    - Kilbeg N S (Carlanstown)
    - S N Muire (Carlanstown)
    - St. Joseph's National School (Mulhussey)
    - Oldcastle Mxd N S (Oldcastle)
    - Scoil Oilibheir Naofa (Coillcluana)
    - Castlejordan Central NS (Castlejordan)
    - St Patrick’s Classical School (Moatlands)
    - Scoil Mhuire (Trim)

“Funding of €30 million will see major improvements in 197 primary and post primary schools around the country under the Summer Works Scheme for 2016 and 2017.

“The majority of works in schools in Meath will be carried out in schools over the summer months, to minimise disruption to students, teachers and other school staff.

“I’m very aware of the great work being done in schools across Meath and this funding will help Boards of Management and school principals in Meath to carry out priority gas and electrical projects, which are necessary to improve and upgrade school buildings for both pupils and teachers.

“In my view it is vital that students and teachers in schools across Meath spend their days in an environment that is comfortable and conducive to study. This Government is committed to funding improvement and upgrading works in schools across Meath to help improve the learning environment for students.

“This Summer Works Scheme is also welcome news for the local economy in Meath as it will support jobs in the construction sector and stimulate economic activity.”

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