Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (220)

Pearse Doherty


220. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of efforts to secure sites in Buncrana, County Donegal, for new schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26718/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, the provision of new accommodation for the schools in question is included in my Department’s capital programme. The project to provide this school accommodation requires the acquisition of a suitable site and this has proved to be extremely challenging to date, despite the best efforts of my Department and of officials in Donegal County Council who are assisting under the Memorandum of Understanding.

I can assure the Deputy that my Department is doing its utmost to deliver a solution for the schools at the earliest possible date and officials in both my Department and Donegal County Council are actively engaged in this process.