€700k in funding for schools

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has welcomed funding of €700,000 for primary and special schools in Roscommon as part of a €29 million allocation nationwide, announced recently by Minister Norma Foley.

Welcoming the announcement, Senator Murphy said: “This funding provides flexibility to address issues at local school level and may be used for the improvement or replacement of mechanical and electrical services, the purchase of standard furniture and physical education equipment, the purchase of floor coverings and window blinds and the purchase of IT-related equipment.

“Early payment of these grants will provide schools across Roscommon with a good lead-in period to plan and undertake works that will support the operation of the school going into the 2023/24 school year”.