Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects Applications

Photo of Séamus HealySéamus Healy (Tipperary South, Workers and Unemployed Action Group)
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407. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for a new school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47181/14]

Photo of Jan O'SullivanJan O'Sullivan (Limerick City, Labour)
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As the Deputy will be aware, the school to which he refers has made an application to my Department for large scale capital funding.

The Five Year Construction Plan that was announced in March 2012, outlines the major school projects that are scheduled to commence construction over the duration of the Plan. These have been prioritised on the basis of meeting significant demographic needs. As the school in question is not in an area of identified demographic growth, it is not possible to indicate when a project for the school can be progressed.

My Department will also consider applications on an ongoing basis from individual schools for devolved funding to meet an immediate accommodation requirement because of increased enrolments and where an additional teacher is being appointed.

The current status of all projects on the school building programme, including the school in question, may be viewed on my Department's website at www.education.ie.


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