Tuesday, 27 January 2004

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Paul Connaughton

Question:

474 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason Ardeevin national school, Glenamaddy, County Galway, has not been given an opportunity to take part in the schools building scheme devolved fund, in view of the fact that they have raised a considerable amount of local money and will now be in the position to fast track the building of the school, if the Department gave them a reasonable injection of capital. [1688/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

When publishing the 2004 school building programme, I outlined that my strategy going forward will be grounded in capital investment based on multi-annual allocations. My officials are reviewing all projects which were not authorised to proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme, with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual school building programme from 2005 and I expect to be in a position to make further announcements on this matter in the course of the year. Ardeevin national school, Glenamaddy, County Galway will be considered in this regard.