Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Site Acquisitions
423. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 212 of 26 February 2019, the reason for the delay in the completion of the acquisition of the site in view of the fact that the agreement in principle to acquire the site for the new schools was agreed 17 months ago; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14189/19]
As the Deputy states, agreement in principle to acquire this site has been reached . Subsequently, work has been continuing in liaison with the landowner in question and Kildare County Council in addressing technical considerations crucial to the delivery of the site and the commencement of the legal conveyancing process. Due to reasons of commercial sensitivity I am unable to elaborate further at this point but please rest assured that efforts to secure the site and ongoing and are being prioritised.