Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects Status
181. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for additional accommodation by a school (details supplied) will be given consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4104/20]
As the Deputy will be aware, a major project to provide an extension to the school in question is included in my Department's building programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan (NDP). It is intended that the project , when completed, will provide capacity for 1,000 students.
In the meantime, I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has approved additional interim accommodation for the school. The installation of this accommodation will be managed by the school's patron and my Department understands that arrangements are in train to appoint a Consultant to oversee the project.
The Deputy will be aware that a building project for the school in question is included on the Department's Capital Programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan (NDP) and a site is being acquired for this purpose.
My Department is engaging directly with the school in the context of the planning work associated with the project.