Close to 40 schools across Longford are in line for a welcome financial tonic to facilitate small scale works and improvements to be carried out.
Approximately 38 schools will receive a Minor Works Grant payment over the coming days for small scale works and improvements.
He said: “I am delighted this grant will be paid to 38 schools across Longford over the next number of days.
“This follows a commitment under Project Ireland 2040 that the Minor Works Grant will be paid on an annual basis to all primary schools.
“All primary schools will receive a flat rate Minor Works Grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil attending a special school or special class.
“The grant is worth €6,425 for a 50 pupil school and over €11,000 for a 300 pupil school.