Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Michael Ring


948 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Education and Science the up to date position with regard to Fahy national school, Newport, County Mayo; if a site has been acquired; and the stage the building process is at. [1421/99]

Solicitors acting for the board of management of Fahy national school, Newport, County Mayo, have confirmed that a site has been purchased for the construction of a new school. Tenders for the project were invited last week.

Willie Penrose


949 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Education and Science if he has received proposals to construct a technology room at Killucan community school, County Westmeath; when approval will be granted in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1431/99]

An application has been received from County Westmeath vocational education committee for a technology room at Columba College, Killucan. This project is at an early stage of architectural planning. The vocational education committee has recently submitted outline sketches and drawings to the Department for consideration. A letter will issue shortly to the VEC in relation to this submission. The question of approval to proceed to construction will be addressed when the architectural planning process has been successfully completed.