Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (280)

Darragh O'Brien


280. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new secondary school for the Malahide and Portmarnock areas of County Dublin, as announced in November 2015; if locations for these proposed schools have been identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10086/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, a project to deliver permanent accommodation for the new post primary school to serve Malahide/Portmarnock, as announced in November 2015, is included on my Department's capital plan.

Officials in my Department are continuing to liaise with officials in Fingal County Council under the Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of school sites in order to secure a suitable site to facilitate this project.  A suitable site has been identified and engagement in this regard is ongoing with a view to securing a site as expeditiously as possible.

My Department continues to keep Educate Together, as patron of the school, appraised of developments in the site acquisition process.