Clare-Based INTO President Calls For Clarity Surrounding Schools Investment

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The Clare-based President of the INTO has called for greater clarity surrounding investment in schools.

It comes as Education Minister Richard Bruton has announced that 42 new schools are to be built over the next 4 years to deal with demand.


The majority are in Dublin and surrounding counties, with only two announced for the west; one in Cork and one in Galway, both post primary and none in Clare.

Reports emerged earlier that 575 school refurbishments have been put on hold to finance the new builds.

Something the President of the INTO, Corofin native Joe Killeen says isn’t acceptable.

But Minister Richard Bruton denied that’s the case.

Many schools across the country say their facilities are in dire need of refurbishment and extension, with reports of one school in particular having to use a boiler room as a classroom to meet demand.