Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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249. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made to date in relation to the three schools project in Celbridge, County Kildare; if full agreement has been reached with Kildare County Council in relation to traffic management and road and bridge realignment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24065/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The project to which the Deputy refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

A letter was issued by the Department on the 18th February 2022 to advise that the school in question had been included in the programme. The NDFA has since been in contact with the school to introduce the team and communicate arrangements.

The next step is for the NDFA to procure a Design Team for the project bundle to progress the projects through the design stages. The NDFA will work together with the Local Authorities to address any issues that may arise.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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250. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in the past three months on the conclusion of preparations to provide replacement schools (details supplied); when it is expected to commence construction; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24066/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The project to which the Deputy refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

A letter was issued by the Department on the 18th February 2022 to advise that the school in question had been included in the programme. The NDFA has since been in contact with the school to introduce the team and communicate arrangements.

Conveyancing for the site acquisition for this project is at an advanced stage. Due to the commercially sensitive nature of site acquisitions generally, it is not possible to comment further at this stage.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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251. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made over the past three months in relation to the provision of a school (details supplied); if full agreement has been reached with all concerned to facilitate an early commencement of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24067/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The project to which the Deputy refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

A letter was issued by the Department on the 18th February 2022 to advise that the school in question had been included in the programme. The NDFA has since been in contact with the school to introduce the team and communicate arrangements.

Conveyancing for the site acquisition for this project is at an advanced stage. Due to the commercially sensitive nature of site acquisitions generally, it is not possible to comment further at this stage.

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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252. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made over the past four months in relation to a school (details supplied); the extent to which full and final agreement has been reached with all parties with regard to location and access; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24068/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The project to which the Deputy refers has been devolved to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) for delivery as part of a programme of school building projects.

A letter was issued by the Department to the school in question on the 18th February 2022 to advise that the school had been included in the programme. The NDFA has since been in contact with the school to introduce the team and communicate arrangements.

Conveyancing for the site acquisition for this project is at an advanced stage. Due to the commercially sensitive nature of site acquisitions generally, it is not possible to comment further at this stage.

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