Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (100)

Charlie McConalogue


100. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the provision for a new school building (details supplied) in Dublin 16; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18491/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has approved significant funding to the school in question in recent years to provide improved accommodation. This includes: €100,000 in April 2012 to build a mainstream classroom; €55,000 under the 2012 Pre-Fab Replacement Initiative to replace a rented prefab with a permanent structure; €30,000 in May 2011 to build a Resource Room; €199,530 under the 2010 Summer Works Scheme for Roof Works; and €250,576 in December 2008 to replace two prefabs reported to be in poor condition as well as the provision of an additional prefab. I also wish to advise the Deputy that my Department will however shortly make contact with the school authorities in relation to its accommodation needs.