Funding arrives on eve of election

It may appear to be an election stunt, but the principal of a 110year-old school described as a ‘‘rat-infested firetrap’’ doesn’t care why it was granted emergency funding last week.

6th June, 2009

It may appear to be an election stunt, but the principal of a 110year-old school described as a ‘‘rat-infested firetrap’’ doesn’t care why it was granted emergency funding last week.

English National School in Co Galway had rodents chewing on electrical wires, flooding toilets and rotting windows, roof and floors. The school’s situation was highlighted last November, when parents and teachers raised health concerns for some of its 49...

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