Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (115)

Noel Coonan

Question:

115. Deputy Noel Coonan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for funding from a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the status of the application; when a decision will be reached; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10481/13]

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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.

In view 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.

In light of current competing demands on the Department's capital budget, it is not possible at this time to indicate when a project for the school in question will be progressed.