Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Refurbishment

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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226. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to ensure the extension and refurbishment of a school (details supplied) proceeds to the tender and build stage without further delay by granting the school rapid build status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3026/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy is aware, the project to which he refers has been devolved to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) for delivery.

My Department is fully aware of the need to urgently progress this project. However, it is of utmost importance that the final outcome for this project will be the correct one for both the entire school community. In that regard, I would like to inform the Deputy that DDLETB has recently completed a review of the project which put forward an alternative option for progressing it and a report in respect of same has been provided. This report is currently under active consideration by officials in my Department.

Finally, I would like to advise the Deputy that, as the delivery method for the project has already been determined, it is not possible to consider an alternative. 


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