€1.3m for prefabs, rented spaces for schools since 2008

Over €1.3 million has been spent on prefabricated and temporary accommodation for Kilkenny primary and post-primary schools over the past four years.

Over €1.3 million has been spent on prefabricated and temporary accommodation for Kilkenny primary and post-primary schools over the past four years.

A total of €1,334,466 has been spent in this regard in the previous four years, including €493,852 in 2008, €388,580 in 2009,€205,452 in 2010 and €246,582 in 2011, according to the Department of Education.

The money was spent on “renting temporary accommodation at primary and post-primary level, including – but not limited to – prefabricated accommodation,” according to a response by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn to a parliamentary question.

The total amount spent for schools nationally last year was €29 million, down from the €52 million spent in 2008, according to the department.