Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Education and Skills

School Facilities

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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559. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if ownership will be established of a recently closed school (details supplied) given that an interested voluntary group is willing to lease the building for community use; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32104/22]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The property referred to by the Deputy is not in my ownership. In common with other buildings which are or have been used as a school, there is a charging lease in place on the property to protect the State's investment in the property.

There has been communications between my department and the owner of the former school building with a view to examining whether the property has any potential to meet current or future educational requirements. My Department will be conveying the outcome of its deliberations to the property owner in the near future.


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