Fine Gael TD for Cavan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly, has welcomed the announcement from Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan that 18 schools in Cavan are to benefit from a €36m nationwide investment programme.
Commenting on what this means for Cavan Schools, the Deputy said “I was pleased to learn that 18 Primary and Post-Primary Schools in Cavan are to received funding under this year’s Summer Works Scheme. This investment is the final part of the current Summer Works Scheme and will bring total investment in small and medium scale works in our primary and post-primary schools under the scheme to more than €108m”.
“The schools in question to benefit are;
Milltown National School, Ballinamoney National School, Corcreagh National School, Castlerahan Central National School, St Michaels National School, Mullahoran Central National School, Kilnaleck Mixed National School, Ballinagh National School, Scoil Bhride Killeshandra, Muff National School, Aughadreena National School, Scoil Mhuire Ballinagh, Ballyconnell Mixed National School, Lisboduff National School, Cavan 1 National School, Bailieborough Community School, St. Mogue’s College Belturbet and Virginia College.”
“Vital works will be carried out on these schools, such as window repair and replacement, upgrading of rooms and external improvements such as upgrading of school perimeter fences and walls. The majority of works will be carried out over the summer months to minimise disruption to students, teachers and other school staff.”
“While this is not only very positive news for these Cavan schools, it will also provide an important capital injection to the construction sector and boost job creation.”
Note for Editors:
Milltown NS Belturbet, Co Cavan- Windows
Baile Na Mona Bailieboro, Co Cavan – Windows
Corcreagh NS Corcreagh, Shercock, Co Cavan – Windows
Castlerahan Central NS Castlerahan, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan – Windows
St Michaels NS Cootehill, Co Cavan – Windows
Mullahoran Central NS Kilcogy, Via Longford, Co Cavan – Windows
Kilnaleck Mixed NS Kilnaleck, Co Cavan – Structural Improvements
S N Beal Atha Na Neach Ballinagh, Co Cavan – External Environment
Scoil Bhride Killshandra, Co Cavan – External Environment
S N Lathrach 2 Kingscourt, Co Cavan – External Environment
Aughadreena NS Aughadreena, Stradone, Cavan – External Environment
Scoil Mhuire Lacken, Ballinagh, Co Cavan – Structural Improvements
Ballyconnell Mixed NS Ballyconnell, Co Cavan – Structural Improvements
S N Padraig Lios Bo Duibhe, An Mhuinchille, Co Cavan – Curricular Requirements
Cavan 1 NS Cavan, Co Cavan- Curricular Requirements
Bailieborough CS Bailieborough, Co Cavan – Structural Improvements
St. Mogue’S College Bawnboy, Belturbet, Co Cavan – Curricular Requirements
Virginia College Virginia, Co Cavan – Curricular Requirements
In November 2013, primary and post-primary schools were invited to submit applications for summer works.
In 2014, €72m in funding was approved to complete works in categories 1-6.
The funding now being allocated will complete the remaining four categories. 446 projects at primary level (involving expenditure of €24m) and 113 projects at post-primary level (involving expenditure of €12m) will be carried out.
The circular (http://www.education.ie/en/Circulars-and-Forms/Active-Circulars/cl0059_2013.pdf) governing the scheme states that applications would be prioritised in 10 categories:
Priority/Category 1: Gas Works
Priority/Category 2: Electrical Works
Priority/Category 3: Mechanical works
Priority/Category 4: Projects to facilitate inclusion and access
Priority/Category 5: Toilet facilities
Priority/Category 6: Roof works
Priority/Category 7: Window projects
Priority/Category 8: Curricular requirement projects
Priority/Category 9: Other structural improvements
Priority/Category 10: External environment projects