Nenagh-based Labour councillor Virginia O’Dowd has welcomed the latest round of schools to benefit from the Summer Works Scheme announced by Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn.
“I am delighted that 25 schools in Tipperary will benefit from upgrades which include essential electricity, gas and mechanical works. This means pupils from the local area will have a safer and warmer school environment. The works will take place during the summer holidays causing little to no disruption for pupils. The funding amounts to an average of €93,000 per school,” she said.
Cllr O’Dowd said that the projects will stimulate economy activity by supporting 2,160 direct and 430 indirect construction jobs in the local economy. Local schools must now invite tenders for the works and I would encourage local contractors to submit a tender.
“This announcement is part of this Government’s continued commitment to improve facilities in schools through out the country. This is only Round 1 and I look forward to Round 2 of the Summer Works Scheme which will announced in the coming weeks,” she said.
The full list of schools is: St Johns, Roscrea; Convent Of Mercy, Newport; Moyglass NS, Moyglass, Fethard; New Inn BNS, Cashel; Rosegreen NS, Cnocan An Teampail, Rosegreen, Cashel; Clonmore NS, Templemore; St Marys NS, Nenagh; St Mary’s Convent, Nenagh; Scoil Na mBraithre, Nenagh; SN An Ghabhailin, Cashel; SN Flannain Naofa, Rath Chobain, Roscre; SN Gort Na Huaighe; Thurles; Scoil Ailbhe, Thurles; Powerstown NS, Clonmel; SN Na mBuachailli, Tulach Seasta, Newport; SN Buirgheas, Nenagh; Cloughjordan No1 NS, Templemore Road, Cloughjordan; St John The Baptist, Old Road, Cashel; Cashel Deanery, Cashel; Gaelscoil Thiobraid Arann, Morgaiste, Baile Thiobraid Arann; St John The Baptist Boys’ School, Cashel; Patrician Presentation, Rocklow Road. Fethard; St Joseph’S CBS, Summerhill, Nenagh; Borrisokane Community College, Borrisokane; Central Technical Institute, Clonmel.