Kerry secondary schools to get high-speed broadband

Ten secondary schools in Kerry are to receive high-speed broadband access.

The work should be completed before the new school year in September.

The Post Primary Schools Project was launched a number of years ago to meet the Government's ambition to develop Irish schools as e-learning centres.

This final phase will mean that all secondary schools will have high-speed broadband.

The schools in Kerry are Colaiste Ide and Pobail Scoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle, The Intermediate school and Community College in Killorglin, Presentation Secondary School Milltown Killarney, Causeway Comprehensive, St Joseph's Secondary School, Ballybunion, St Michael's College, Listowel, Mean Scoil Nua an Leith Truigh Castlegregory and Colaiste to na Sceilge, Caherciveen.

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will spend €11m on the overall project, as well as contributing €10m between 2013 and 2015.

The remaining costs of €20m are expected to come from the Department of Education and Science, which will also fund the running costs into the future.

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