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Thursday, 11 April 2019

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects Status

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Leader of the Opposition; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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66. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made to replace and renovate a school (details supplied) in County Cork following the fire that engulfed the school over three years ago; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17010/19]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The project referred to by the Deputy is currently in architectural planning. The school will be delivered under the Department's Design & Build Programme. This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Manager to progress the project through the relevant stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction in the shortest possible timeframe. 

The design is being progressed in preparation for the planning application which will be the next key step in the progression of the project. It is intended that Planning Permission  will be lodged with in the second quarter of 2019.

The  project when complete will provide a new 500 pupil post primary school including a 2 classroom Special Education Needs (SEN) Base.

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