Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (219)

Eoin Ó Broin


219. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans for the provision of additional second-level school places and additional second-level schools, or both, in Lucan, County Dublin; and the capital allocations for the next five years. [5049/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In April 2018, the Government announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). In addition to the new schools announced, there will be a need for further school accommodation in other areas in the future. Approximately 40% of extra school places are delivered by extending existing schools. As the Deputy is aware two new 1,000 pupil post-primary have recently being established in the Lucan school planning area to cater for increased enrolments and the requirement for additional school places will be kept under on-going review and in particular will have regard for the increased roll-out of housing provision as outlined in Project Ireland 2040.

A number of existing post-primary in Lucan are also receiving major extensions under my Department’s 6 Year Capital Programme. Information in relation to the current status of all major school building projects and additional accommodation projects including projects in Lucan is available on my Departments website and this information is updated on a regular basis