Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (271)

Tom Fleming

Question:

271. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an up to date progress report in relation to the construction of new primary and secondary schools in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10278/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that there were four major projects in County Kerry announced under my Department's Five Year Capital Investment Programme.

The construction of new school buildings for Presentation School and Nagle Rice NS in Milltown has been devolved for delivery to the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA). The NDFA has recently appointed a Design Team to advance these two projects which are currently scheduled for delivery during 2014/2015.

My Department is also delivering a Major School Building Project at SN Breandan Naofa, Blennerville which is currently at an early stage of Architectural Planning. This project is to progress to construction in 2015/16.

Furthermore, devolved funding for the provision of 8 Mainstream Classrooms in St. Oliver's N.S., Killarney has been approved under the Department's Additional Accommodation Scheme. The project is currently at tender stage.