Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (252)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

252. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of the site in Loughshinny, County Dublin for the relocation of a school (details supplied); if a site has been acquired for the purpose of relocation; the timeframe for construction to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9638/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A project to provide a permanent school building for the school to which the Deputy refers is included on my Department's capital programme. Officials in my Department are working closely with officials in the relevant local authority in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the identification and acquisition of a suitable site to facilitate the school building project. A potential site option has been identified and engagement with the relevant landowner is currently underway. All parties are working to clarify some outstanding technical issues with a view to progressing with the proposed acquisition as expeditiously as possible.

Once the site has been secured, a project to provide permanent accommodation for the school will be progressed into the architectural planning process.