Concerns over funding for Bunbeg NS

There are concerns that Scoil Chonaill Naofa in Bunbeg could miss out on funding for 2010 for an extension due to a technicality in the planning process.

The issue was raised this afternoon in the Seanad.

The 100 plus pupil school has been seeking an extension for 10 years with the current facilities described as cramped with safety concern's over its electricity supply and its lack of fire alarms.

Raising the issue Senator Brian O'Domhnail outlined the school management's concerns:
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In a generic response the Minister for Education said that the school's application was still being considered and a decision on whether or not it will be included in the 2010 spend programme will be announced soon.