Education Committee to focus on delivery of Schools Building Programme

The lapse in time between the announcement of the construction of new schools and the time at which their construction is completed will be on the agenda of the Committee on Education and Skills on Tuesday, 17 April 2018.

Appearing before the Committee are: officials from Department of Education and Skills and Representatives from Ballinteer Educate Together National School; Whitecross National School, Julianstown; and St. Paul's Secondary School, Monasterevin.

Committee Chair Fiona O’Loughlin, TD said: “As part of its Work Programme 2018, the Committee on Education and Skills will undertake an examination into the delivery of schools and, in particular, the lapse in time between the announcement of the construction of new schools and their completion. The Committee wishes to establish the impact that any potential delays could have on the students, their families and the wider community and therefore we have invited a number of schools, and the Department of Education and Skills to appear before the Committee to discuss the impact of such delays and to get their perspectives on the cause of these delays.”

This meeting will start at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 in Committee Room 2, Leinster House. You can watch proceedings here.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.



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