Investment of over €106,490,286 in school buildings since Fine Gael entered government

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Senator Maria Byrne

Senator Maria Byrne said recent figures from the Department of Education and Skills showing an investment of over €106,490,286 million in school buildings in Limerick since Fine Gael entered government in 2011, demonstrate Fine Gael’s commitment to our education system.

This investment has created 95,000 new school places around the country and 4,444 in Limerick.

Senator Maria Byrne said, “Fine Gael in government have prioritised education. We have set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.

“This means being the best at supporting disadvantaged students, the best at providing the skills needed for a growing economy, and the best at ensuring our children are educated in state of the art facilities.

“I am delighted with this extra investment of €106,490,286 million, creating 4,444 school places for Limerick since Fine Gael entered government. The investment includes the building of two new Primary Schools here in the city – Limerick Educate Together NS & Gaelscoil An Raithin. “Education is key to our ambitions as a nation. It helps us to grow a strong economy and gives everyone the opportunity to fulfil their full potential. This government has set the ambition to make Ireland’s education and training service the best in Europe by 2026.

“We are investing more in education than ever before to help us deliver on this ambition – over €10 billion in 2018, the biggest ever budget for education. Our capital budget has increased by 56% since 2012,” Senator Maria Byrne concluded.

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