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10 Clare schools to undergo work this summer

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Ten schools in Co Clare are to undergo major improvement works over the summer period.

Cratloe N.S., Rockmount NS and SN Cluan an Atha in Inagh are three primary schools to receive funding for structural improvements under the Summer Works Scheme.

Seven Clare schools including two post primary schools will receive funding for windows. These include Liscannor National School, St Conaire’s and St Aidan’s National schools in Shannon; SN Realt Na Mara, Kilkee; Scoil Na Mainistreach Quin; Mary Immaculate Secondary School and St Michael’S Community College.

Fine Gael TD, Pat Breen maintained the announcement confirmed “the Government’s continuing prioritisation of capital funding for school buildings here in Clare which will enhance the learning and working environment for pupils and teachers.”

“My colleague the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh has announced that 307 schools across the country will receive more than €40 million for Summer Works projects for delivery in 2019. I am satisfied that this announcement is being made now in advance of next year, so to give schools more time to prepare for the planned works. The works will be carried out in schools mainly over the summer months in order to keep disruption to students, teachers and others to a minimum,” added Breen added.

The projects receiving funding relate to applications submitted by schools in categories 7, 8 and 9 under the multi-annual scheme. For any schools who applied under category 10, which relates to external works such as upgrade and resurfacing of yards and car parking, there will be further news on this next year. Given the scale of the projects involved further detailed analysis of these applications is

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