Written Answers. - Castleknock (Dublin) New School.

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asked the Minister for Education if she is now prepared to give the go-ahead for the construction of a second-level school at Castleknock, Dublin 15; whether she has retained the land in her ownership at Beechpark designated for this purpose or if she has contemplated disposing of the land; if she is disposing of the land, if she will give preference to purchase to the neighbouring Castleknock Tennis Club which will be severely dislocated by the construction of the Blanchardstown by-pass soon to commence; if an alternative location for a second-level school is being considered; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

I am not in a position at this stage to indicate when construction will commence. I have retained the land designated for the school. Accordingly, an alternative location is not being considered.