Posted on May 8, 2015 2:22 PM   |   Permanent Link   

Dublin Bay North Labour TD Seán Kenny has welcomed the provision of funding for Scoil Fhursa in Kilmore West and Abacus School in Kilbarrack.

"Scoil Fhursa requires this funding for mechanical works for the school as it continues to provide education to our young people. Abacus in Kilbarrack is getting funding to provide access for all children and I warmly welcome the funding for both schools."

"It is vitally important that the country maintains its educational facilities at primary level, in order to accommodate the increasing numbers of pupils over the next few years. We have to plan ahead for this, and this funding is a part of that planning."

"A five year plan Schools Capital Programme was unveiled by the Government worth €1.5 billion and the rolling out of this funding is being overseen by Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan. This funding will see a total of 275 major school buildings projects commenced between now and 2016. The €100 million loan being provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) will assist in funding this investment."