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Two more schools in Galway received notification on Friday that funding is being allocated for the replacement of pre-fabricated classrooms with permanent buildings.

Scoil Sheamais Naofa in Barna and Claregalway National School have been granted funding as part of the €35 million national programme for 2012 for the replacement of pre-fabs—the largest such programme ever introduced in the State.

“The national schools in Barna and  Claregalway can now proceed with replacing existing pre-fabs with permanent classrooms and join the other 168 schools nationally who have benefitted from this programme,” said Galway West Deputy Sean Kyne.

“As the Programme for Government states it is the objective of this Government to progressively phase out the inefficient renting of school pre-fabs. The current State finances unfortunately necessitate a phased approach to achieve this objective but I will continue to work with the Department of Education so that the remaining schools dependent on pre-fabs in Galway are included in the future phases of the pre-fab replacement programme,” added the Fine Gael Deputy.