Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (79)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

79. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the amalgamation of schools (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48728/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the amalgamation process involving the schools referred to will be finalised with the delivery of the major school building project.

The building project is currently at Stage 2B of Architectural Planning.  Statutory Approvals, comprising Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate, have been granted.

My Department has authorised the project to proceed to carry out the pre-qualification of contractors which normally takes between 8 and 12 weeks to complete. The pre-qualification ensures that there are a number of appropriate and suitable candidates who can undertake the works successfully.

My Department has advised the school of the position and the timeframes involved.