Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Francis Noel DuffyFrancis Noel Duffy (Dublin South West, Green Party)
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262. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if her Department will undertake a full technical inspection to consider the current state of a school building (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49240/21]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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An application under my Department’s Additional School Accommodation (ASA) Scheme was received from the school referred by the Deputy. The purpose of the ASA scheme is to ensure that essential mainstream classroom and Special Education Needs (SEN) accommodation is available to cater for pupils enrolled each year, where the need cannot be met by the school’s existing accommodation.

The main focus of resources over the last decade and for the coming period is on provision of additional capacity to cater for increasing demographics. The second half of the National Development Plan will see an increasing focus on the upgrade and refurbishment of the existing school stock.

Once the application has been assessed which shall include any necessary technical assessment, the school authority will be contacted directly with a decision.

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