Written answers

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Department of Education and Science

School Accommodation

10:00 pm

Photo of Jack WallJack Wall (Kildare South, Labour)
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Question 553: To ask the Minister for Education and Science the position in relation to discussions with primary schools (details supplied) in County Kildare regarding a possible rationalisation or re-configuration of primary educational facilities in the area where the schools are located; the stage discussions are at; the agreements reached; if the schools will be given a new school building; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17230/07]

Photo of Mary HanafinMary Hanafin (Minister, Department of Education and Science; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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Discussions are on-going with the authorities of the schools to which the Deputy refers in relation to their accommodation needs. Meetings have also taken place with both Kildare County Council and Athy Town Council with a view to ensuring that the appropriate level of educational provision is made in the context of planned housing developments. The Department expects to be in a position to make a decision on the long term needs of the area shortly.

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