Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (228)

John Paul Phelan

Question:

228. Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position with regard to progress concerning the merger of two schools (details provided) in County Kilkenny; when he expects this amalgamation to be completed; when he believes that a new amalgamated school building will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22436/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm for the Deputy that my Department has approved the amalgamation of the schools to which he refers with effect from September 2014. This follows on from a request and decision made by the Patron. The amalgamation was approved following confirmation from the Patron that the existing school buildings will host the amalgamated schools and that no capital consequences would arise.