Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (119)

Jackie Cahill


119. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Education and Skills the person or body that owns a building (details supplied) and its grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7657/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The property referred to by the Deputy is not in my ownership. In common with other buildings of its kind, there is a charging lease in place on the property dated 21 January 1960 for 99 years to protect the State's investment in the property.

In circumstances where a property has ceased to be used as a school, and a request is received from the property owner to release the State's interest secured under a charging lease, such requests are considered in the context of the specific circumstances which pertain to the individual property.

I can confirm that my Department has not received a request from the property owners to release my interest in this property.  Queries in relation to the property should be directed to the property owner in the first instance.