Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (370)

Jan O'Sullivan


480 Ms O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Science the situation with regard to Aghina national school, County Cork, which has been scheduled to go ahead to construction in the 2003 building programme, but which has been transferred to the devolved list for 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1724/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

Aghina national school was included in the 2003 school building programme to be authorised to proceed to construction subject to an assessment by my Department on the scope for achieving cost savings on the project and a review of enrolment levels at the school. As no cost savings could be achieved the proposed project did not proceed to construction in 2003.

As part of the 2004 school building programme, which is published on my Department's website atwww.education.ie, Aghina national school was invited to participate in the small schools initiative, however, this was not acceptable to the school authorities. The proposed project is currently being re-examined in my Department with a view to progressing the matter.

Question No. 481 answered with QuestionNo. 374.