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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects Status

Photo of Niall CollinsNiall Collins (Limerick County, Fianna Fail)
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184. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if plans are being developed for a new school in Tallaght, Dublin 24; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2642/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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The Government announced plans in April 2018 for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022), including a new 1,000 pupil post-primary school to be established in 2020 to serve the Citywest/Saggart (Tallaght & Newcastle_Rathcoole school planning areas) as a regional solution.

This announcement follows nationwide, demographic exercises carried out by my Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country.

An application for planning permission for the school was lodged on 17th December 2019 with South Dublin County Council for the development of the school on a State owned site on Fortunestown Lane in Citywest. 

It is intended that the school will open in suitable interim accommodation on that site for September 2020.


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