My Department’s overall annual spend on the DEIS Programme is approximately €125 million. Additional funding is provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the School Meals Programme and by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for the School Completion Programme.
The information requested by the Deputy for this school year is set out in the following table. The classification of schools into DEIS Band 1, DEIS Band 2 and rural occurs only in the primary sector.
Total Primary €
Total Post Primary €
Urban B1 €7,098,994
Urban B2 €2,772,903