Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Questions (246, 248, 250)

Catherine Byrne

Question:

246. Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reconsider the proposed location for the new post-primary Gaelscoil for Dublin, in line with his Department's assessment that the school should be centred in the Dundrum area. [1583/14]

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Olivia Mitchell

Question:

248. Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a temporary site has been sought for the gaelcholáiste to serve the general Ballinteer/Stepaside area that will commence operation in 2014 under the patronage of An Foras Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Lán Ghaeilge, due to the urgency of this matter and the concerns of students, parents and teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1668/14]

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Peter Mathews

Question:

250. Deputy Peter Mathews asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a decision will issue on the location for a new school (details supplied) in Dublin South; if temporary accommodation will be allocated for the coming school term starting September 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1694/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 246, 248 and 250 together.

My Department is working with the patron of the school in question to identify and secure suitable accommodation for the school's start up in 2014. In relation to the permanent location of the Gaelcholáiste, a number of options have been identified and are being progressed. Negotiations are ongoing and therefore given the sensitivities associated with land acquisitions, I am not in a position to comment further at this time.