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Roof repairs on the way to Laois school as funding approved

A Laois secondary school is to have its roof repaired following success in its request for funds.

Mountmellick Community School will have the problems fixed under the ‘Emergency Works Scheme’.

According to Minister for State Sean Fleming, the total cost of the project will only be confirmed after tenders have been submitted.

But Minister Fleming welcomed the funding as ‘essential work’.

He said: “I am pleased to confirm that Mountmellick Community School has been approved under the Emergency Works Scheme.

“This approval will allow essential roof repairs now to be carried out.

“The cost of these works will only be finalised after the tenders for the works are received.

“The works have been approved although there is not an exact figure on it.

“The works can commence once the school and the contractors reach an agreement as the Department of Education will pay for the job.

“This is essential work because we all need older buildings to be in good condition.

“I look forward to the works commencing as soon as possible, having been informed of the approval by the Minister for Education, Norma Foley.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.