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School Improvement Works to Begin in Tipperary

May 201406th

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School Improvement Works to Begin in Tipperary

It has been announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn that 22 schools in Tipperary will undergo works over the Summer Works Scheme. This is part of a national programme which sees €35 million invested in a further 386 schools.

This is the second round of funding for the Summer Works Scheme (SWS) 2014 which will aim to upgrade toilets and roofs in primary and secondary schools nationwide.

Cllr. Virginia O’Dowd has stated “Among the local schools to receive funding are Kilruane National School, St. Mary’s Junior Boys’ National School, and Kilkeary National School." She went on to say “These works, to be carried out during the summer months, will cause minimal disruption to students in each of the schools. In addition, work will be provided for local contractors, who will now be invited to tender for works by the local schools.”

Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan commented “This news is also a welcome boost for the construction sector in Tipperary which has suffered during the economic downturn. These jobs will support the community while improving the facilities available to our children. It is estimated that 4,200 direct and 840 indirect construction jobs will be supported across the country as a result of the scheme."

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