McEntee: 18 Meath schools to benefit from Summer Works Scheme

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017

“My Fine Gael colleague in Government, the Minister for Education and
Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. has today (Wednesday) announced that
€47 Million would be provide by the Department of Education and
Skills, through the summer works scheme, to provide for major
improvements in primary and post primary schools. Of these schools
nationally, 18 of them are situated in Co. Meath, and I am very happy
to have made a case for them” Minister Helen McEntee has stated.

Minister McEntee continued: “This investment will see the allocation
of €47million nationally for vital school projects which aim to
upgrade mechanical, sanitation and roofs in school buildings.  These
works will be carried out in these schools mainly over the Summer
months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff
will be kept to a minimum.”

The 18 Meath schools and the categories of the work are as follows:

Stackallen N S Stackallen – Toilets
Kilskyre Mixed N S Kilskyre Kells – Mechanical
S N Pheadair Agus Phoil Drumconrath – Mechanical
S N Naomh Seosamh St. Joseph’s N.S. Dunsany – Roofs
Kilbride National School Clonee – Mechanical
Kilmainham Wood N S Kilmainham Wood – Mechanical
S N Padraig Naofa Ard A’Chatha Garristown – Roofs
S N Aindreis Naofa Curraha Ashbourne –  Mechanical
Scoil Naomh Bride Boardsmill Trim – Roofs
Coole N.S. Garradice, Kilcock – Roofs
S N Caitriona Naofa Oristown – Mechanical
S N Mhichil Naofa Cill Rath Molladhain – Toilets
St Oliver Plunkett NS Blackcastle – Mechanical
St Peter’s College Dunboyne – Roofs
Coláiste Pobail Rath Cairn Ráth Cairn Athboy –  Toilets
Ratoath College Jamestown Ratoath – Roofs
St Ciaran’s Community School Navan Rd Kells – Toilets
Ashbourne Community School Deerpark Ashbourne – Toilets

Editor’s Note:

The Summer Works Scheme (SWS) is designed to allow schools to carry
out small and medium scale building works that will improve and
upgrade existing school buildings. This scheme is additional to other
capital funding schemes that are operated by my Department such as the
additional accommodation scheme, Emergency Works scheme i.e. for
projects of such urgency that they would prevent some or all of the
school from opening, and Minor Works schemes.  The current SWS was
announced in late 2015 and is being applied on a multi-annual basis
for the years 2016 and 2017.

Applications from over 1,650 schools were received in response to a
call for proposals in November 2015 from schools under the
multi-annual SWS (2016 and 2017).

Circular Letter (0055/2015) governing the scheme, which may be
accessed on the Department’s website, states that applications would
be prioritised in the following categories:

Priority/Category 1:                Gas Works

Priority/Category 2:                Electrical Works

Priority/Category 3:                Mechanical works

(Priority/Category 4:               Projects to facilitate inclusion
and access for special needs pupils are now funded under the Emergency
Works scheme)

Priority/Category 5:                 Toilet facilities

Priority/Category 6:                 Roof works

Priority/Category 7:                 Window projects

Priority/Category 8:                 Curricular requirement projects

Priority/Category 9:                 Other structural improvements

Priority/Category 10:               External environment projects

Following this announcement, almost €80 million will have been
approved in respect of 635 schools in respect of Categories 1 to 6.
(933 school applications were received in respect of these

A total of 197 projects, with a total projected expenditure of almost
€30 million, were approved in April 2016  in respect of Categories 1
and 2 (Gas improvement works and Electrical upgrades) and are
published on the Department’s website,


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