Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (377, 378)

Martin Ferris

Question:

518 Mr. Ferris asked the Minister for Education and Science the long-term plans for a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if there have been instructions from her Department not to enrol first year students after September 2005. [25175/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

An application for grant aid towards an extension has been received from the management authority of the school to which the Deputy refers and schedules of accommodation have been agreed. My officials are nearing completion of a review of all projects, which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual programme from 2005. The needs of the school referred to are being considered as part of this review. I expect to be providing details of this multi-annual programme before the end of the current year. My Department has not issued an instruction on the enrolment of students.

Dan Neville

Question:

519 Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the provision of a primary school at Kilfinane, County Limerick. [25185/04]

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An application for grant aid towards a new primary school at Kilfinane has been received from the management authority of the school. My officials are nearing completion of a review of all projects which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual programme from 2005. The need for a new primary school in Kilfinane is being considered as part of this review. I expect to provide details of this multi-annual programme before the end of the current year.