Kildare South TD and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party Martin Heydon has said that funding for 12 Kildare schools confirmed this week under the Summer Works Scheme will allow major improvement works to be carried out in these schools over the summer months.

The Summer Works Scheme will see mechanical and roofing upgrades to buildings in primary and secondary schools from Newbridge to Rathangan, Milltown, Allenwood the Curragh and Coill Dubh among others.

“This local investment is part of an overall allocation of €47million for vital school projects around the country. Works will be carried out in these schools over the summer months, so the disruption to students, teachers and other school staff will be kept to a minimum.

“The Action Plan for Education, which aims to make the Irish education and training service the best in Europe within a decade, puts a big priority on investment in school educational infrastructure. This week’s announcement by Education Minister Richard Bruton confirms the Government’s continuing prioritisation of capital funding for school buildings here in Kildare which will enhance the learning and working environment for pupils and teachers.”