Five Dublin West schools included in Govt’s summer works programme – Varadkar

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Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has confirmed that five local schools will undergo improvement works over the summer months due to Government funding allocated by Minister Richard Bruton.

Riversdale Community College, Scoil Pobail Setanta in Phibblestown, John Bosco’s National School, Scoil Mhuire in Blakestown, and the Dominican Convent in Cabra will all benefit.

“This local investment is part of an overall allocation of €47 million for vital school projects around the country,” Minister Varadkar said.

“Works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum. The Government’s 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.

“Today’s announcement confirms the Government’s continuing prioritisation of capital funding for school buildings here in Dublin West which has been like a school building site in recent years, after years of neglect by previous governments.”

The Summer Works Scheme is designed to allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works that will improve and upgrade existing school buildings.

The schools benefiting are:

Dominican Convent Girls’ Ratoath – Road Roofs
S N Eoin Bosco Nai Buac, Navan Rd – Roofs
Scoil Mhuire Sr, Blakestown – Roofs
Colaiste Ghleann Na Habhann, Riversdale Community College – Toilets
Coláiste Pobail Setanta, Phibblestown Community College – Mechanical