Thursday, 1 February 2018

Questions (24)

Charlie McConalogue


24. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a site is expected to be purchased to accommodate the three school campus in Buncrana, County Donegal; the timeframe of works to ensure that this school campus is completed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4650/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware the project in respect of the education campus in Buncrana is included on my Department's capital programme. 

My Department is working closely with Donegal County Council in relation to the proposed site acquisition and Council officials have confirmed that an update on this process will be provided to my Department at an early date. Once this is received it will be evaluated with a view to definitively progressing the site acquisition. I can assure the Deputy every effort will be made to expedite the site acquisition process.

When the site acquisition is complete the next stage of the process involves the project progressing into architectural planning. At this stage it is premature to give a timeframe for completion of the campus.