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Construction to start on 37 new school buildings next year


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 29/11/2013. Construction to start on 37 new school buildings next yearTags: Education And Politics Teachers

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D., has announced the 70 school projects which are scheduled for construction in 2014.

A €2 billion five-year capital investment programme, launched by Minister Quinn in March 2012, gave details of 275 new major school building projects to begin over the period 2012-2016.
The new school buildings and major extensions which are being announced today are part of the five year plan.

Some €470 million will be spent on primary and post-primary infrastructure next year, with a projected expenditure on large scale projects of over €320 million.
The 70 major projects scheduled to proceed to construction in 2014 are:

* 22 new schools at primary level

* 12 extensions at primary level

* 12 new schools at second-level

* 20 extensions at second-level

* 3 new special schools and 1 major special school extension

These school projects will deliver over 27,500 permanent school places and of these over 21,000 are additional places. The remainder will be the replacement of temporary or unsatisfactory accommodation.
In addition, the Minister confirmed that a total of 44 major school projects have now reached substantial completion in 2013.

Announcing details of the 2014 building programme Minister Quinn said, “I am delighted to confirm today the major school projects which will be built next year.”
“Not only will quality permanent school places be built for 27,500 pupils across the country, but this significant investment will support 3,200 direct jobs and 640 indirect jobs in 2014.”

A list of the projects for construction in 2014 can be viewed here


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