Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects Status
A final review of the Planning Application for the project to which the Deputy refers is currently being carried out. It is expected that the Planning Application will be lodged with Cork County Council in March.
I can confirm that my Department has an application on file from the school, to which the Deputy refers, for a Sports Hall/Gym Facilities.
Under the Ireland Project 2040, we will invest €8.4 billion (compared to €4.9 billion in the previous decade) in primary and post primary school buildings. The immediate priority of my Department is providing 20,000 new and replacement school places each year, to ensure that every child has a school place. The government will focus in the medium term on the provision of PE facilities in schools.