Eight More Schools in Dublin South to Undertake School Improvements


I warmly welcome the announcement by Ruairí Quinn T.D., Minister for Education and Skills, that a further eight schools in Dublin South will be able to undertake school improvements this summer as part of the second round of the Summer Works Scheme.

Eight local schools will receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings and in particular to refurbish toilets and roofs.

The successful schools in securing funding under the second round of the Summer Works Scheme are St Attracta’s Senior National School in Dundrum, Scoil Mhuire in Ballyboden, Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire in Balinteer, Edmondstown National School in Rathfarnham, St. Brigid’s National School in Stillorgan, Whitechurch National School, St. Mary’s National School in Lamb’s Cross and De La Salle College in Churchtown.

Approximately 1,440 pupils in Dublin South will benefit from these improvements making their schools a better environment to learn in.

These works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, when the pupils and teachers are on holidays, so the disruption to schooling will be kept to a minimum.

This Government is committed to investing in our schools and ensuring that despite economic constraints, young people can learn in safe and secure buildings. The Summer Works Scheme also acts as an important boost to the local economy, through the creation of jobs in the construction industry.

In total, more than €70 million has been allocated to the first and second round of the Summer Works Scheme 2014.