29 April 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
Cork North West T.D. Michael Creed has welcomed the inclusion of five schools from the Cork North West Constituency in the Summer Works scheme for 2016. Freemount Mixed National School, Scoil Abán Naofa, Baile Mhic Ire, Scoil Naomh Eoin Baiste, Ballincollig, Scoil Naisiunta Naomh Mhuire Farran, and Freemount Mixed National School Charleville will all receive money to improve and upgrade existing school buildings. Commenting on the allocation Deputy Creed said:
“This funding is now being allocated for vital gas works and electrical upgrades in schools. The majority of works will be carried out in schools over the summer months, so as to minimise disruption to students, teachers and other school staff.
“The capacity of schools to take responsibility for delivering small and medium-scale projects is a key component of the Summer Works Scheme. The projects approved have been assessed as being priority projects by the individual schools themselves. These works are deemed to be absolutely necessary and we have been able to provide Boards of Management and Patrons with the funding necessary to address the schools’ needs”
“The Scheme provides support for schools to undertake important upgrading and maintenance work during the summer months. While the sums of money involved are modest, this support is hugely beneficial to each and every individual school .Furthermore this scheme empowers school management to engage local contractors to carry out the works and therefore is a boost to the local economy”.