Varadkar welcomes new classrooms at two Dublin West schools

Pupils in two Dublin West schools will be able to move out of prefabs and into new classrooms thanks to a new Government scheme, local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has confirmed.

John Bosco National School on the Navan Road and Scoil Mhuire Junior National School in Blakestown will both be offered grants to replace prefabs with permanent accommodation.

The scheme has been announced by Minister for Education & Skills Ruairi Quinn.

“This is an important development for the two schools and shows that the Government is committed to improving school buildings, even in these difficult times. Prefab accommodation is never a long term solution and these new, purpose built classrooms will make a real difference to the pupils and their schools,” Minister Varadkar said.

A total of €15 million is being allocated to schools around Ireland under this scheme, which will create jobs in Dublin West and elsewhere during the construction phase.