Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Education and Skills
School Accommodation Provision
180. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if authority has been provided to a school (details supplied) to seek rental accommodation to ensure that the school will open in September 2019 in view of the decision by Kildare Country Council to refuse planning permission on 21 June 2019 for the temporary buildings for the school; if there has been success in renting accommodation for the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30103/19]
With regard to the school to which the Deputy refers the local authority refused planning permission on 21stJune, 2019.
My Department has been in constant contact with the relevant stakeholders including the Patron Body, An Foras Pátrúnachta, considering a number of interim arrangements to ensure the school opens for September 2019.
An Foras Pátrúnachta have made interim arrangements for the school to open in accommodation in Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich, Maynooth and have communicated this position to parents of enrolled children.