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Government Aim To Tackle Digital Divide In Midlands With €3m In Grants

234 schools will benefit from the move.

Just under €3m will be spent in midlands schools in an effort to address the digital divide in rural Ireland.

234 primary and secondary schools in the region will benefit. 

The funding is part of the government's €50m National Recovery and Resilience Plan, with the size of the grant calculated based on the number of pupils enrolled in the school. 

Westmeath is set for the most significant level of funding with over €1m allocated. 

€679,351 of that will go towards development in 77 primary schools and €384,013 for improvements to 13 secondary schools. 

Education facilities in Offaly will be increased to the tune of 929,450 euro, spread across 79 schools in total. 

It's a very similar figure in Laois where €925,600 is being split.

€630,000 to 65 primary schools and €295,600 for systems in second level schools. 

The money will be used on digital infrastructure for pupils. 

Breakdown in full:

Westmeath - €1,063,364

Laois - €925,599

Offaly - €929,457

Total - €2,918,429


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