Tanaiste rejects Sinn Fein criticism on schools

The Tanaiste has rejected claims by Sinn Fein that she is failing the school children of Donegal by not introducing a major school building programme.

That claim was made by Donegal North East candidate Padraig MacLaoghlanin says Sinn Fein.

A spokesperson for the Tanaiste says Padraig MacLoughlainn 'couldn't haven't have got it more wrong.'

It was pointed out that €77million has been spent on primary school buildings in Donegal since 2000 and €91million on secondary schools.

Fianna Fail claims the network of schools in Donegal has been completely transformed with new builds, extensions pointing out that  almost 60 Donegal schools allocated over €3million in last year’s Summer Works Programme

In a final swipe at Sinn Fein, the Tanaiste described Cllr McLoughlainn's claims as ' a bit rich' stating the north's Education Minister, Caitriona Ruane, have reigned over an 80% cut in the school building programme.