Govt to spend €48m on renting school prefabs in 2009

Govt to spend €48m on renting school prefabs in 2009

Around €48m will be spent on renting school prefabs this year.

The figures were revealed in a Dáil reply to Fine Gael's Education Spokesperson Brian Hayes.

The data shows that nearly 200 schools around the country are paying around €50,000 a year to rent prefabs.

The Department of Education says a review of rental policy is underway and value for money is a central aim.

But Brian Hayes said it is a scandalous waste of money and an insult to children, parents and teachers who are seeking new school buildings.

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