Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (300)

Jackie Cahill


300. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will address a matter relating to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4692/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The folio of lands referred to by the Deputy is in the ownership of the Housing Agency. The lands were purchased by the National Building Agency around 10 years ago and in the course of winding up the National Building Agency, this asset transferred to the Housing Agency. Any disposal of land now in the ownership of the Housing Agency is subject to normal due diligence procedures.

I understand that the Housing Agency is open to, and available for, discussions with the school board of management and the Department of Education and Skills in relation to the site concerned.  However, the Agency has indicated that, to date, no representations in this regard have been made to them by either such party. If such a representation is made, the Agency will deal with it without delay.