Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (134)

Shane Ross

Question:

134. Deputy Shane Ross asked the Minister for Education and Skills the plans in place to build much needed secondary schools in the rapidly expanding district of Kilternan-Stepaside-Glencullen and adjoining areas, based on the fact that the council has recommended two sites for possible construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11750/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I recently announced the provision of a 1,000 pupil post-primary school for the Ballinteer-Stepaside feeder area. This school will commence operation in September 2016. Also, a 500 pupil Gaelcholáiste is opening in September to 2014 to serve this general area. In addition, a new 1,000-pupil school is being established in 2016 in the north Wicklow area. This school is intended to cater for the Kilternan feeder area among others. The Kilternan feeder area encompasses Glencullen. The areas in question will be kept under review to ensure that any further needs are identified and met.