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Tipperary Education Funding Announced

Boher National School Co.Tipperary been given the green light to commence construction of two permanent classrooms. The school will receive funding for this work as part of a €26.5 million fund being made available nationally to some 91 schools.

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn said this latest funding follows on from his announcement in March that over 77 schools would be building new classrooms to replace existing prefabs. The minister has indicated that a further 12 schools are also being considered by the Department of Education, as part of this scheme.

Meanwhile local Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the announcement that five North Tipperary childcare committees have been awarded funding under the Childcare Capital Programme. This funding will help develop North Tipperary’s childcare infrastructure.  The grants will also ensure services remain open and are in a position to continue to deliver quality childhood care. This will be considered very welcome news for the committees and families involved.

It is very important that we have quality childcare facilities to enable parents to work and provide for their families in these difficult times,” said Mr Coonan who confirmed that this announcement will be made by Pobal later today. Pobal is administering the scheme on behalf of the Department of Children.

Committees benefiting include St Sheelan’s Childcare Centre, Templemore who will receive €16,000. Tipp Tots, Rossestown, Thurles are also to benefit from €45,000 & Bright Sparks, St Joseph’s NS, Toomevara has been awarded €15,000. Nenagh Childcare Centre has been awarded €23,000 funding as has North Tipperary LEADER PARTNERSHIP, Newline, Roscrea, who will receive €25,000.

Pobal received in the region of 2,300 applications in total.

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