Written answers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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606. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when funding will be allocated to a school (details supplied) in respect of its application for necessary additional accommodation works; the timeframe within which she expects these works to be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22109/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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I can confirm to the Deputy that this school was granted approval and funding to build two mainstream classrooms and an Assisted-User WC under the Additional Accommodation Scheme for 2020. The delivery of this project is devolved to the school authority.

My Department's officials recently reviewed the school's Stage 2B submission and I am pleased to confirm that this project has now been approved to proceed to tender stage; the school has been informed of this positive development.  It is too early at this stage in the process to give a timeline for delivery.

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin Bay North, Labour)
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607. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when a design team will be appointed for the construction of a new school (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22112/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The Deputy will be aware that a building project for the school in question is included in my Department's school building programme.

The next step includes completing the accommodation brief for the project, which will be part of a campus development, with a view to progressing the project to the next stage of the planning process as quickly as possible.  

My Department is in ongoing contact with the school authorities and Patron in this regard.

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