Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (263)

Brian Walsh


263. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Galway to have a new building included in the new schools building programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24793/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Department's priority is to target its limited capital budget for the provision of additional school accommodation in identified areas of demographic growth.

Major school building projects, including the school referred to by the Deputy, that are not included in the current Five Year Construction Programme, will continue to be progressed subject to available funding into Architectural Planning. My Department is currently reviewing the accommodation brief for the school concerned and will be in contact with the school in this regard shortly.