Dublin is to get 27 new schools in the next four years to cope with the growth in population.
The Education MInister has announced 42 in total with most of them here or Kildare, Meath and Wicklow.
Housing demand is driving the need for more schools in certain areas.
But according to The Irish Times, it's coming at a cost to other schools with reports their applications for refurbishments are being put on hold.
It's understood the Department of Education can't prioritise around 575 schools that are applying for major upgrades.
Many are struggling with outdated prefabs or prefabs and have been refused funding for PE halls.
The full list of primary and secondary schools to be built is as follows: