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25 May 2022

Longford primed for €6m State funding boost

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Over €2.5m in financial support has been allocated to eight Longford schools under the Summer Works Scheme, forming part of a near €6m investment in education, infrastructure and travel this week

Longford's emergence into a new post pandemic era has been given a multi-million euro shot in the arm this week thanks to a string of State backed financial supports.

Close to €6m was announced this week by various governmental and statutory non-commercial bodies aimed at kickstarting the county's continued economic renaissance.

The largest of those came on Monday when eight schools across the county secured €2.6m under the State's Summer Works Scheme.

The announcement, totalling €65m nationwide, was made by Education Minister Norma Foley in a move which was universally endorsed by local politicians.

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