Schools funding

Two Longford schools are one of a handful of facilities in line to benefit from a €100m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan.

Two Longford schools are one of a handful of facilities in line to benefit from a €100m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan.

Both Edgeworthstown NS and St Matthew’s NS in Ballymahon are just two of 35 primary schools expected to secure some of the funding over the coming months.

EIB president Werney Hoyer said the money was a “small but not significant contribution” to job creation with 12 second level schools also in line for construction and upgrading improvements.

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said the loan would prove “immensely beneficial” in pressing ahead with Ireland’s school-building programme.