The Education Minister has announced a new one million euro fund which aims to provide free books in primary schools.
More than 15-thousand pupils across more than 100 DEIS schools are to benefit from the increased investment - including pupils at 13 primary schools in Mayo.
Mayo-based Minister Michael Ring says the pilot programme will see the book grant increase to 85 euro per pupil in the participating DEIS schools.
The 13 Mayo schools included in the programme are ....
- Scoil Íosa, Ballina
- Geesala Central
- Scoil Náisiúnta An Tstraith, Bunnahowen, Ballina
- Barnatra National School, Barnatra, Ballina
- Scoil Náisiúnta Druim Slaod, Ballycroy
- Scoil Náisiúnta Inbhear, Barnatra, Ballina
- Scoil Náisiúnta Dumha Thuama, Ballina
- Scoil Náisiúnta Muire Gan Smal, Ceathrú Thaidhg, Ballina
- Scoil Náisiúnta Pol A Tsomais, Bun na hAbhann, Ballina
- Scoil Náisiúnta Ros Dumhach, BallinaGeesala Central School
- Valley National School, Dugort
- Dookinella National School, Keel, Achill
- Scoil Náisiúnta Eachléime, Fód Dubh, Ballina