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O’Brien says Capital Investment Plan vague on detail

7 October, 2015 - by Jonathan O'Brien TD


Speaking in the Dáil this evening, Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Jonathan O’Brien TD, said that the while the plans for additional school builds are to be welcomed, there are huge questions to be asked about the detail of it.

The Cork North Central deputy said:

“Improvements in these areas are badly needed but this Capital Investment Plan is a decent example of stroke politics that this Government said they were doing away with.

“The plan is vague on the actual detail of the plan across many departments for the very simple reason that Government Ministers want to be able to drip feed what they perceive to be good news stories in advance of the election. 

“We still have thousands of students being educated in prefabs.

 “Where are the schools going to go? Will it be in the constituencies of Government Ministers? It probably will, but we won’t know until next month when they conveniently announce the details of the new school build programme in the run up to a general election.

“Overall the plan is vague on detail and the same auction politics we’ve seen from Fianna Fáil, the Greens and the PDs in the past and we are of the view that a fairer recovery than this is possible.” 

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