Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Questions (170)

Joan Burton


272 Ms Burton asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the fact that children are being bussed from Ongar and Castaheany, Clonee, Dublin 15, to Lucan; and the action she proposes to take to ensure that the reserved primary school sites in the area are fully acquired by her Department to provide primary school places to facilitate children from the many thousands of new homes occupied and under construction in the Castaheany and Ongar area of Dublin 15. [25589/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Science)

The school planning section of my Department is aware of the rate and pace of housing developments in the Castaheany-Ongar Road area and is constantly keeping the situation under review. With regard to the provision of long-term accommodation for Castaheaney Educate Together national school, my Department is actively working with the school authority in exploring all options to cater for its needs. Any decisions on capital investment for the school will be reflected in the multi-annual programme, which I intend to publish later this year.