Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (28)

Eamonn Maloney

Question:

28. Deputy Eamonn Maloney asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made regarding the provision of primary national schools in the Citywest, Ballycullen and Firhouse areas of Dublin 24; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11768/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, in June 2011, I announced that forty new schools comprising of twenty new primary schools and twenty new post-primary schools, were to be established up to 2017 across a number of locations. The Department subsequently invited patron bodies to make applications for patronage of the new primary schools to be established in 2012 and 2013. Following the assessment process of the applications concerned, approval was given for the establishment in September 2012 of two new schools in Citywest and a further two schools in Firhouse/Oldbawn from September 2013. Building projects for the provision of this accommodation was included in the five year construction programme announced in March 2012, and are scheduled to proceed to construction, two in 2014/2015 and two in 2015/16.