Rabbitte welcomes  €129.2m investment across 48 school building projects in Galway
Local Fianna Fáil Minister Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed confirmation from her party colleague and Minister for Education Norma Foley that her department has spent a total of €129.2m on 48 school building projects across Galway since the government took office.
These projects are providing new and modernised facilities to help schools cater for growing populations in their areas.
They also include new classrooms for children with special education needs, which is a key priority for Fianna Fáil in Government.
Minister Rabbitte said:
This significant investment in schools across Galway demonstrates Fianna Fáil’s commitment in Government to meet the evolving needs of our communities and addresses the pressing demand for new and modernised facilities, ensuring that our schools are well-equipped to accommodate the growing student populations effectively.
These projects also underscore the emphasis Minister Foley and this Government has placed on inclusivity and support for children with special education needs with  increased provision for special education to ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive.
Minister Foley has also announced a further investment of €800 million in school building projects around the country, as part of the next phase of the Department’s school building programme.
This level of construction rollout recognises the priority that Fianna Fáil in Government puts on investment in education.
New medium term capital allocations for the Department of Education were confirmed in the recent review of National Development Plan allocations.
Minister Rabbitte concluded by saying the status of all projects in the pipeline, including those at tender stage, is set out at https://www.gov.ie/en/service/c5b56b-major-projects/  and is updated on a regular basis. 
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