Third-level capital programmes targeted in €56m cutback plan

“Over €56 million in capital projects, mostly at third level, will be cut from the Government programme under the recovery plan announced last night. But in a boost to the construction industry, an extra €75 million has been allocated to the schools building programme. This will help fund a revival of the summer works programme of school refurbishments and extensions. The cutbacks in capital programmes will mean less money for building projects and refurbishment work across the third-level sector, but particularly in the universities …” (more)

[Séan Flynn, Irish Times, 4 February]

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