Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (136)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

136. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status and delivery time of the provision of a new primary school in Donabate; if the first of four schools to be provided as set out in the local area plan in Donabate is on the Spires East site in line with the policy (details supplied) on the use of State assets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41100/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, I recently announced the opening of 42 new schools over the next 4 years. This announcement followed nationwide demographic exercises carried out by my Department into the current and future need for primary and post-primary school places across the country.

Following on from the announcement, the locations for all of the schools, including the new primary school announced to serve Donabate, will be determined as part of the site process. Decisions are now being made in relation to appropriate sites for the schools announced and will be confirmed at a later date.