Confusion surrounds Minor Works Grants

It’s remains unclear if yesterday’s minor grant funding announced for schools will be used to install air filter systems.


Students and teachers are currently working in class-rooms that are forced to open windows as a preventative measure to stop the spread of Covid-19.


Yesterday €45 million will be allocated to primary schools as part of additional support in the context of Covid-19,” while post-primary schools were given €17 million.


Vincent Duffy is the INTO representative for Mayo and Sligo he says this grant is normally paid every December to schools and is used for upgrading works in schools.


Mr Duffy says that Schools may not necessarily decide to use the funding on ventilation systems.