Thursday, 1 February 2018

Questions (124)

Bernard Durkan


124. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the state of development in each case with particular reference to starting and or commencement dates in respect of the school building programme at primary and second level in Rathcoffey, County Kildare and in respect of upgrading of existing and or provision of new facilities at existing or green field sites, if particular issues arise that may affect the projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5202/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware there is only one school in Rathcoffey, Co. Kildare.

My Department approved funding for the provision of 2 additional classrooms at the school in question together with funding towards the conversion of existing accommodation to a multi-purpose room.  The conversion works funding was to be added to funding raised by the school.

An updated Stage 2a submission (detailed design) and an updated cost plan for the project was requested from the school in July 2017.  This is awaited.  My Department can give consideration to the advancement of the project when the required documentation has been submitted and examined.