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Laois schools granted funding of €230,000 under the 2022 Summer Works Scheme

Camross National School

Four Laois schools have been granted funding of €230,000 under the 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

Camross National School, Barnashrone National School, St Fergal’s College Rathdowney and Mountmellick Community School have been approved for works.

Camross National School will have electrical works carried out while Barnashrone NS will have work done on windows.

St Fergal’s College will have their allocation spent on roof works and mechanical works will be carried out in Mountmellick Community School.

The separate funding for each of the four schools is not yet provided as the works have yet to go to tender.

Minister for State Sean Fleming and Green Party Minister Pippa Hackett have welcomed the news.

Deputy Fleming said: “I am pleased that the go-ahead has now been given to these two primary and two secondary schools to proceed with these works.

“This means they can now begin the process of appointing a contractor to commence works as soon as the schools close for the summer.

“This will ensure all works can be completed before the students and staff return to school for the new school year.”

Minister Hackett said: “It’s great to see that four Laois schools will be refurbished under the Summer Works programme this year with an investment in the county of €230,000.”

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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.