Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (424)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

424. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a site location can be made available for the new south Drogheda post-primary school that was announced in 2018 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20156/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, my Department announced plans in April 2018 for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022), including a new 600-pupil post-primary school to serve the Laytown & Drogheda area as a regional solution. 

It is intended that the school will open in suitable interim accommodation in the Mill Road/Colpe area of Drogheda in September 2019.  The schools patron body has been informed of this.  A planning application is currently being finalised and will be submitted to Meath County Council shortly.