Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Defence
Schools Site Acquisitions
30. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he is still engaging with the Department of Education and Skills on finding a site for the new school building of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45679/19]
31. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the engagement he has had with the Department of Education and Skills regarding the need for a site for a new school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45767/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 30 and 31 together.
The Department of Education and Skills has written to my Department enquiring as to the availability of a suitable site for the provision of a post-primary school from within the Department's property portfolio in South Kildare. As the Curragh contains an operational military installation, officials from the Department have requested the views of the military authorities on the matter. I have been advised that these deliberations are ongoing.