Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (75)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

75. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a new school (details supplied) in County Wexford [56075/12]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school, referred to by the Deputy, has applied to my Department for large scale capital funding for a new school. The current status of all projects on the school building programme, including the school in question, may be viewed on my Department's website at www.education.ie. and this is being updated regularly throughout the year.

In light of the need to prioritise available funding for the provision of additional school accommodation, the delivery of major school projects required to meet future demographic demand will be the main focus for capital investment in the coming years. The 5 Year Construction Plan that I announced on 9 March last outlines the major school projects that will commence construction over the duration of the Plan. It is not possible therefore at this point to indicate when a project for the school in question will be progressed.