Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (301)

Niall Collins


301. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the procurement of a site for a school (details supplied) in County Cork; if his attention has been drawn to the difficult situation in the school regarding accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30819/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department is continuing to work with the relevant Local Authority in relation to identifying and acquiring a suitable site for the provision of permanent accommodation for the school to which he refers. Options are currently under consideration in that regard. However, given the sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally, I am not in a position to comment further at this point in time. Once a suitable site has been identified and acquired, it is intended that the proposed building project will be progressed in accordance with the five year programme announced last year.