Dublin South West schools receive funding boost


Three schools in Dublin South West will receive funding to carry out vital electrical upgrades and gas works to improve and upgrade school buildings for students and teachers. St Anne’s Primary School in Fettercairn is to get funding to carry out vital gas works while secondary schools, Coláiste De Híde and Tallaght Community College will get funding for electrical upgrades.

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 Dublin South West will be carried out in schools over the summer months, to minimise disruption to students, teachers and other school staff.

Fine Gael T.D for Dublin South West Colm Brophy welcomed the news and said that this funding will help Boards of Management and school principals 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 Dublin South West 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 to help improve the learning environment for students. This Summer Works Scheme is also welcome news for the local economy as it will support jobs in the construction sector and stimulate economic activity.”