Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (174)

Niall Collins


178 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 154 of 10 July 2012, in relation to a school (details supplied) in County Kerry where he states that no record of application exists, if he will raise a reply and confirm that he has indeed two such applications on hand; if he will grant this school by approving these applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35276/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

I can confirm that in response to Parliamentary Question No. 154 of the 10th of July last, the position is as was stated, that my Department had not received an application for funding under the Emergency Work Scheme.

The school authorities have however been in contact with my Department regarding funding for refurbishment works to an adjacent building which the school authority has recently acquired.

My Department is considering the school's request and my Officials have been in recent contact with the Principal in this regard. A decision will be conveyed to the school authorities as soon as the matter has been considered.