Written answers

Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Education and Skills

Schools Building Projects

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats)
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285. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills to provide a timeline for the completion of works at a school (details supplied). [28755/24]

Photo of Norma FoleyNorma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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The school referred to by the Deputy was approved to enter the Department’s pipeline of school buildings for a project to provide a single classroom SEN base. The project was devolved for delivery to the school authority. My Department has received a tender report from the school which is subjected to the required due diligence as specified in the Public Infrastructure Guidelines in common with all such capital projects. The outcome of this review has been communicated to the school authority directly. It is expected that the project will now progress to the appointment of a contractor and works on site shortly.

For transparency, the status of all projects is regularly updated and can be found on a county-by-county basis at www.gov.ie. This information reflects the progress of projects through various stages, including capital appraisal, site acquisition, design, tender, and construction. Under the Project Ireland 2040 initiative, we will be allocating more than €5 billion from 2021 to 2025 to enhance school facilities and increase capacity nationwide. This investment is focused on meeting the needs of nearly one million students including those students with special education needs and over 100,000 staff members who utilise our schools daily.

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