Thursday, 3 June 2021
Department of Education and Skills
Schools Building Projects
I can confirm for the Deputy that Clare County Council have finalised the legal conveyancing on a plot of land in the centre of Kilrush which was acquired from a third party landowner.
As the Deputy is aware, a master planning exercise is nearing completion by Clare County Council (assisted by this Department) in order to determine the best technical layout for the site.
Once this process is completed, Clare County Council will undertake a transfer of the site for the school to my Department in accordance with the protocols for the transfer of state property assets between state bodies.
It is not possible to provide further information at this stage. I can reassured the Deputy that the matter is being prioritised and that further announcements will be made to all concerned parties, when it becomes possible to do so.