Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (260, 273)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

260. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a permanent school building in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22829/14]

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Charlie McConalogue

Question:

273. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when building work will commence for a new school building for a primary school (details supplied) in Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22958/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 260 and 273 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that it is my Department's intention to provide improved accommodation for the school to which he refers. It is intended that the school will be accommodated in a school building currently occupied temporarily by a special school pending the construction of a permanent school building for the special school. This permanent building is listed on the Five Year Construction Plan with a view to proceeding to construction in 2014/15. The planning permission application for the new school was lodged in March 2014 and assuming no issues arise, it is envisaged that the project will progress subsequently to tender and construction.