New classrooms for Limerick schools

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

NEW classrooms are to be built at four primary schools across County Limerick as part of a multi-million programme to replace rented prefabs.

NEW classrooms are to be built at four primary schools across County Limerick as part of a multi-million programme to replace rented prefabs.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn has announced details of the first round of approvals for schools which will see rented prefabs replaced with permanent accommodation.

A total of 77 schools across the country have been included in the first round, which will cost €14 million.

New classrooms will be built at Knockea NS, Ahane NS and at Scoil Padraig Naofa in the city. A new resource room will be built at Scoil Ide Naofa in Raheenagh. Construction of the new buildings is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Minister Quinn said, “Too many of our children and young people spend their school days in rented prefabs. I am delighted that we are now making progress on our Programme for Government commitment to phase out the inefficient renting of prefabs.”