Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (115)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

115. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the stage each of the education sites are at in Celbridge, County Kildare, for the provision of new schools; the timeframe for the delivery of those schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22708/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, agreement in principle has been reached with a landowner for the acquisition of a site at Donaghcumper, Celbridge. This site is proposed to facilitate the permanent accomodation needs of St. Patrick's National School, Celbridge Community School and St. Raphael's Special School on a campus type arrangement. Work is progressing and is ongoing in respect of technical matters on the acquisition.

It is a priority for my Department to commence the architectural planning process for this site at the earliest possible stage. For the time being, given the commercially sensitive nature of site acquisitions in general, I am unable to elaborate further.