Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (87)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor


87. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a school (details supplied) in County Dublin and the proposed move to a vacant building in Loughlinstown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42685/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that it is my Department's intention to provide improved accommodation for the school to which he refers. It is intended that the school will be accommodated in a school building currently occupied temporarily by a special school pending the construction of a permanent school building for the latter. This permanent building is listed on the Five Year Construction Plan with a view to proceeding to construction in 2014/15. The building project for the special school is progressing as quickly as possible and is at an advanced stage of the architectural planning process.

For the Deputy's information, in July 2010, the school to which she refers was approved funding of over €164,000 to upgrade existing services and accommodation which will have assisted with improving the school's current environment.