Written answers

Thursday, 8 December 2005

Department of Education and Science

School Accommodation

8:00 pm

Photo of Niall BlaneyNiall Blaney (Donegal North East, IND-FF)
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Question 216: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to an application by a college (details supplied) in County Donegal for an extension; if further progress has been made regarding same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38513/05]

Photo of Mary HanafinMary Hanafin (Minister, Department of Education and Science; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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Due to the rapid rate of population growth in the area since the project was initiated, the proposed project at the school referred to by the Deputy had to be re-assessed in order to ensure that planned capital investment would adequately meet the current and future accommodation needs of the school. A review of the long-term enrolment at the school has recently been completed. In view of the increase in projected enrolment at the school, the school authority has also been asked to complete a revised educational worksheet, on which schedules of suggested future use of existing accommodation and any residual accommodation considered necessary will be prepared.

When this information is received my Department will then be in a position to progress the project through the architectural planning process in line with my announcement earlier this year.

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