Updated: 03/05/17 : 13:31:57
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Eight Sligo schools receive vital school improvements funds

Cllr Dara Mulvey has today welcomed the news that 8 Primary and Post Primary Schools in Co Sligo will avail of funding for vital school improvements works under the Summer work scheme 2017.

The Chairman  of  South and West Sligo Municipal  District told Sligo Today, "This is great news for the 8 Schools involved and  I want to compliment the Boards of Managements,and teaching  staff of those schools.

“The Action Plan for Education, which aims to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade, puts a big priority on investment in school educational infrastructure. 

This  announcement confirms the Government’s continuing prioritisation of capital funding for school buildings which will enhance the learning and working environment for pupils and teachers. In 2017, the Department of Education will invest almost half a billion euro in school infrastructure.” 

"The Department’s Planning and Building Unit will be in contact shortly with all schools approved for grant aid under this year's Summer Works Scheme with further details and instructions on how to proceed.

This year, almost €500 million will be invested in school building infrastructure under the school building and modernisation programme. I will continue to highlight the need for investment in this region," concluded Cllr Mulvey.

Also receiving funding are;

Colaiste Iaseagh, Easkey
Grange Post Primary School