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€156,000 in improvement works to be carried out at five Laois schools

€156,000 in summer improvement works will be carried out on five Laois schools.

Minister for State Pippa Hackett confirmed the allocation earlier this week.

Roof works will be carried out on three of the schools, Cill an Iubhair National School in Killanure, Scoil Naomh Colmcille in Errill and Scoil Bhride in Clonaslee.

While toilet facilities will be improved at Mountmellick Boys National School and St. Paul’s National School – also in Mountmellick.

Minister Hackett said: “It’s important that we keep our schools in good repair and that we use the summer months to carry out these works.

“An investment of €156,379 will be made in Laois schools.”

Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, also welcomed the funding.

He said: “This is a significant investment in our local schools for vital projects that will improve school facilities.

“School communities have done an exceptional job in adapting to the changes required to operate safely in a Covid-19 environment.

“A key priority is to continue to support and sustain the operation of schools in this context.

“I would like to thank the school communities across Laois for all the hard work and dedication this year and in particular to the principals who applied for the Summer Works funding. This work does not go unnoticed.”

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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.