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438 schools are getting a bit of a makeover over the summer holidays

The schools will receive €47 million for vital improvements.

AROUND €47 MILLION will be spent on major improvements on 438 schools over the summer.

329 of the schools are primary schools, while 109 are post primary schools.

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton said the money will be used to upgrade mechanical, sanitation and roofs in school buildings.

“These works will be carried out in these schools mainly over the Summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum.”

He added that the capacity of schools to take responsibility for delivering small and medium-scale projects is a key component of the Summer Works Scheme, which is part of the Department’s Action Plan for Education.

“I am confident that school authorities will be able to achieve best value for money on prices for jobs, and I call on schools to ensure that they maximise the benefit to their schools of the works sanctioned.”

The Action Plan for Education aims to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade.

A full list of the schools that are getting funding is available here.

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