Prefab funding boost for Powerstown school

Powerstown National School near Clonmel will be included on the new €15m prefab replacement scheme that was announced this week.

Powerstown National School near Clonmel will be included on the new €15m prefab replacement scheme that was announced this week.

It is one of 46 schools around the country with 115 prefab classrooms and resource room that are being offered grants to replace them with permanent buildings.

The announcement has been welcomed by Minister of State Tom Hayes and Cllr Michael Murphy, who is Chairman of Powerstown NS Parents Council.

“Replacing the prefabs in Powerstown National School offers better accommodation for students and savings for the school and the Exchequer, as well as providing construction jobs,” said Minister Hayes.

“I am particularly happy that Powerstown NS has been included in the new prefab replacement scheme as this will end the long wait that parents, teachers and management at the school to see the end of the prefabs there,” he added.

The news follows the Government’s announcement last Friday that St Mary’s 
National School in Irishtown, Clonmel has been approved funding for emergency 
mechanical works.