DAN NEVILLE TD., WELCOMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING UNDER THE 2014 SUMMER WORK SCHEME FOR LIMERICK.
I was delighted to hear from Mr. Ruairi Quinn T.D., Minister for Education and Skills that he has approved the first round of funding under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme.
“Minister Ruairi has to-day announced that 386 schools across every county in Ireland will be able to undertake school improvements this summer”.
“Almost €36m is being provided by the Department of Education & Skills under the first round of funding for the Summer Works Scheme 2014”
The successful schools will receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. The first round of fundings will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across 3 categories of projects Gas, Electrical and Mechanical”.
“A second round of the scheme is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. This round will cover other types of improvement works, with applications still being processed”.
“In Limerick there are 17 projects being financed which will be of benefit to 3,703 students.”
“The schools benefiting in Co. Limerick are, Fedamore National School, Ballylanders National School, Athlacca National School, Scoil Cnoc Loinge B, Knocklong, Askeaton Senior NS, S N Beal Atha Grean, Kilmallock, St. Joseph’s School, Dromcollogher, Scoil Aine Naofa, Rathcaola, and Scoil Mhuire Beal An Atha Rathluirc”.
“To-days announcement is part of the Governments continued commitment to improve facilities in schools throughout the country”.
“These works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, when the pupils are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimum”.
“In this Year of Jobs, the Government are committed to doing everything we can to ensure as many people as possible get back to work. These projects will stimulate economic activity by supporting 2,160 direct and 430 indirect construction jobs in the local economy”.