Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (411)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

411. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding proposals to replace the primary school at Newtown, Enfield, County Kildare, with particular reference to the need to address demographic challenges in the area; the timescale in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20138/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that funding was allocated to Newtown NS, Enfield under my Department's Additional Accommodation Scheme in 2018 for the provision of 4 Mainstream Classrooms with en-suite toilets, 2 SET Rooms and an Assisted Users WC.

The project has been devolved for delivery to the school authority so it is now a matter for the Board of Management to advance the project. This project is being delivered in the area in question to meet an identified demographic demand.