Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (250)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

250. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if the project is on course for 2021; if new or replacement prefab accommodation is being provided in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21535/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The project for the school in County Kildare to which the Deputy refers has been devolved to Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) for delivery.

Tenders have been invited from the shortlisted contractors and the closing date for receipt of tenders is 7th June 2019.  Once the tender process has been completed, construction can be expected to begin on site.  At this point, it is not possible to provide an exact and accurate timeline for completion of the project.

In the interim period, my Department has approved the provision of additional temporary accommodation for the school for September 2019. The installation of this accommodation has been devolved to KWETB for delivery.