With regard to the provision of temporary accommodation at Ard Scoil Chuain, Castleblayney, the tender report has been submitted to my Department. This is currently being examined. When the appropriate analysis has been completed a decision in the matter will issue directly to the school management authority.
In relation to the proposed refurbishment of the school, in view of the scale of the 2003 school building programme as published and having regard to the level of financial commitments to be met from projects already in construction, my Department does not envisage that it will be in a position during this year to allow the refurbishment works to proceed. The timing of when this project can proceed is dependent on the financial allocation for 2004 and subsequent years and the competing priorities for this funding.