Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (93)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

93. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on upgrading facilities at a school (details supplied) while the school awaits a new building. [40672/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department has no record of receiving an application for funding from the school in question for upgrading works to the school's existing facilities.

As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school is included in my Department's capital programme.

Officials in my Department have identified a preferred site for the school and negotiations are ongoing at present.

Due to commercial sensitivities relating to site acquisitions generally I am not in a position to provide further details at this time.  I can assure the Deputy that the school patron will be kept informed of progress. My Department is committed to providing improved permanent accommodation for the school.

Questions Nos. 94 to 96, inclusive, answered with Question No. 78.