The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD has announced that 12 Roscommon Schools are among 438 nationwide to have been allocated funding under the Summer Works Scheme.
Overall €47 million is being allocated nationally to the Scheme and this phase is aimed at upgrades to mechanical, sanitation and roofs in school buildings. These works will be carried out in these schools mainly over the Summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum.
The Roscommon Schools that will benefit are as follows:
Scoil Naomh Seosamh, Ballymurray
Clonown NS, Athlone
Scoil Mhuire, Drumboylan
St Mary’s Primary, Strokestown
St. Michael’s and St. Patrick’s N.S. Boyle
Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Convent Of Mercy, Roscommon Town
Castlerea Community School
In welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said
“I am extremely pleased that schools in Roscommon-Galway have rightly received their fair share of the national funding available under the Summer Works Scheme 2017. This is not only good news for pupils and staff in the successful schools but local construction workers across the region will be in demand giving a Summer boost to the local construction sector.”
Senator Frank Feighan said
“This announcement is part of this Government’s continued commitment to improve facilities in schools across the country. These projects will also help stimulate economic activity by supporting construction jobs in the local economy.
Senator Maura Hopkins stated that
“it is extremely positive that the Summer Works Scheme will benefit 18 schools in the Roscommon/Galway constituency. Works include gas, electrical and mechanical works, along with upgrade to toilet facilities, roof and window works. It is incredibly important that our students and teachers can work in a safe and modern environment” she added.
Eugene Murphy TD said
“Many of these schools have been seeking this necessary funding for some time now and the announcement of this latest round two of funding for Summer Works Scheme is positive news for schools.” He went on to say that the allocations “will go some way towards improving the quality of life for students and teachers and it’s an important investment”.