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Department of Education and Skills provides more funds to support school projects

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 06/06/2013. Department of Education and Skills provides more funds to support school projectsTags: Primary School News

Ruairi Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, has announced that an additional 50 million euros will be made available to invest in new school building projects.

The money is part of the government's Investing in Infrastructure & Jobs Package and will allow 28 new school building projects to begin. 

As well as the direct benefit to the ten post primary and 18 primary schools in Ireland, local communities will also receive a boost as the facilities on the educational sites will be opened up to residents for a range of communal and social activities.

"Despite our economic difficulties, the need to replace inadequate educational infrastructure remains and this stimulus package means that we can continue to deliver for our growing school communities," said Mr Quinn.

The latest investment is in addition to the 275 major school building projects announced in March 2012, which were part of the Five Year Plan. 

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