Written Answers. - Asbestos Remediation Programme.

Charlie O'Connor

Question:

82 Mr. O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Science his views on the concerns being expressed in respect of the asbestos roof at Ard Mhuire national school, Belgard, Tallaght, Dublin 24; the action proposed to deal effectively with the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17271/03]

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that the Office of Public Work's health and safety unit, which manages the asbestos remediation programme on behalf of my Department, is currently in contact with Ard Mhuire national school in relation to this matter. It is expected that essential remediation works will be carried out shortly.