School given green light to replace pre-fabs

St Patrick’s National School, Drumshanbo has been given the green light to replace rented pre-fabs with permanent classrooms as part of national €35m initiative.

St Patrick’s National School, Drumshanbo has been given the green light to replace rented pre-fabs with permanent classrooms as part of national €35m initiative.

The school will now proceed with plans to construct two resource teaching/learning support rooms.

In Co Roscommon, Lisaniskey NS will also get a new permanent classroom ass part of the initiative.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, announced the first round of approvals for schools earlier this week. Nationally, 77 schools can now proceed with construction of the new buildings.

This round of funding will result in a total of 94 mainstream classrooms and 57 resource teaching/learning support rooms being built.

Minister Quinn said, “Too many of our children and young people spend their school days in rented prefabs.

“I am delighted that we are now making progress on our Programme for Government commitment to phase out the inefficient renting of prefabs.”