Written answers

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Site Acquisitions

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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304. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on the development of a new permanent school premises for a school (details supplied); the timeline for the delivery of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12979/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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I wish to confirm to the Deputy that officials in my Department continue to work towards the provision of a suitable permanent location for the school to which she refers.

A number of potential site options were identified with the assistance of officials in the relevant local authority, however the acquisition of school sites in highly developed urban areas, such as that for the school in question, presents particular challenges for this Department.

Nonetheless, Department officials are engaging with relevant parties with a view to putting an appropriate solution in place at the earliest possible date.


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