Written Answers. - School Funding.

Seán Haughey

Question:

951 Mr. Haughey asked the Minister for Education and Science the funding made available to Our Lady of Consolation school, Collins Avenue East, Donnycarney, Dublin 5, which has disadvantaged status; if further funding will be made available to this school which has difficult financial circumstances for basic running and maintenance costs and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1449/99]

The following payments were made to Our Lady of Consolation national school in 1998.

£

£

Capitation Payment

11,850.00

Library Grant

3,170.00

Modern Languages Grant

400.00

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments (DAS)

Materials and Equipment

2,133.00

Supplementary Capitation

3,792.00

Home School-Community

Liaison Activities Grant

1,185.00

Total DAS Payments

7,110.00

Grant from DAS Debt Relief Fund

545.80

Minor Works Payments

4,133.00

Total Payments

27,208.80

Arrangements are being made for a meeting between officials of my Department and representatives of the school to discuss the school's current funding difficulties.