16 Clare schools to see major improvements

16 Clare schools to see major improvements


16 Clare schools will undergo major improvement works over the summer months following confirmed of Government funding.

The Summer Works Scheme will see mechanical, sanitation and roofing upgrades to buildings in Primary Schools across the county.

The local schools that will benefit from the scheme include Lisdoonvarna National School and St Fachtnan and St Attracta’s National School in Kilfenora

Senator Conway said: “This local investment is part of an overall allocation of €47million for vital school projects around the country. Works will be carried out in schools in Clare over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum.” 

“I am confident that school authorities here in Clare 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 by my Fine Gael colleague, Education Minister Richard Bruton.

The 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,” Senator Conway added.

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.

Some 438 schools at both primary and secondary level around the country will receive €47 million for vital school improvements through the scheme.

This year, almost €500 million will be invested in school building infrastructure under the school building and modernisation programme.  

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.