1 In 5 Cork Schools Renting Temporary Accommodation

One in five Cork schools, at primary and post-primary levels, are renting temporary accommodation.

That’s according to today’s Echo, which is reporting that approximately 3 million euro was spent renting temporary accommodation for 77 schools across Cork last year.

It says that more than a quarter of the Cork schools, using rented spaces, have been waiting for permanent accommodation for at least a decade.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education told the paper that temporary accommodation is being used in Cork schools because of a period of rapid demographic growth in the last decade, and that all but three of the 77 Cork schools have building projects proposed or in train.

22 of the 77 schools have been renting temporary accommodation for a decade or more – and 3 for at least 20 years.


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