Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (102)

Seán Fleming


102. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the application for a new capital works project for a school (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15603/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers has submitted an application to my Department for large scale capital funding for a new school.

In that regard, in view of the financial constraints imposed by the need, as outlined in the Five Year Plan, to prioritise available funding for the provision of essential additional school places to meet demographic demand, my Department is not in a position to provide an indicative timeframe for progression of a major capital project at this time.

However, it is open to the school, should additional teaching posts be allocated, to apply to my Department for additional accommodation to meet its immediate accommodation needs.