Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 29 - Environment, Climate and Communications
Chapter 9 - Remediation of Landfill Sites

9:30 am

Mr. Mark Griffin:

They have been awarded. I am not sure whether they have been fully awarded. We have moved to a situation where NBI will do the connections again, but the subcontracts will be carried out by a range of contractors, as I understand it. They are being appointed by the Department of Education. At this stage, of the 379 schools, 141 have been connected. There will be a cumulative figure of 200 by the end of this year. The full 679 schools will be connected by the end of 2022. We have brought that forward.