Eight local schools are to undergo upgrade works during the summer holidays, according to Dublin South West TD and Independent Minister Katherine Zappone.
The schools have been approved for work under the Government’s Summer Works Scheme which will see €47m provided nationally.
The Minister for Children says major improvements will be completed before classes resume in September.
Minister Zappone added:
“Our children deserve schools which are safe, secure and comfortable – and these improvements will make a difference.
“Under the Summer Works Scheme schools are given support to carry out medium to large projects and improvements.
The local schools which will benefit are
Whitechurch National School Mechanical Works
St Patricks Girls, Ballyroan Roof Improvements
St Kevins Boys, Kilnamanagh Toilets
Colaiste Eanna, Ballyroan Mechanical
St Pauls Secondary, Greenhills Mechanical
Greenhills College Mechanical
Mount Seskin Community College, Jobstown Roof
St Marks Community School, Cookstown Rd Mechanical Works
The Minister said builders will be on site at the schools once classes break and work will be carried out swiftly to ensure that there is no distraction or noise for students.
“Investment in schools is vital for those communities with young populations.
“This year half a billion euro will be invested in new schools, improvements and other works to ensure that children and teenagers can access education in their local communities.
“The Summer Works Programme is another indication of the Government’s commitment to ensure our schools are modernised and offer the best possible facilities for the next generation.”