[Audio] Cork schools to benefit from Summer works scheme

2nd May 2014
By Bryan Smyth
bryan@TheCork.ie

48 schools in Cork will benefit from refurbishment works over the summer
being paid for by the Department of Education.

It’s called the “Summer works scheme”.

The schools which will benefit from Round 2 have been announced.

The majority of work will be refurbishing toilets and roofs.

The round 2 funding builds on that already announced in round 1 back in
March when the Education Minister allocated money for gas, electrical, and
mechanical works.

The works will take place over the summer holidays so classes will not be
affected.

Nationally It’s estimated that 4,200 direct and 840 indirect construction
jobs will be supported by the projects, and once completed more than
10-thousand primary and secondary pupils will benefit from an improved
schooling environment.

Speaking to TheCork.ie Minister of State Sean Sherlock – from the Labour
Party – welcomed the funding for Cork

0501-SCHOOL-WORKS-01-sean-sherlock-welcomes-it-AND-HE-HAS-CONCRETE-STATS.mp3

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