Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (252)

Paul Kehoe


252. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a project (details supplied). [27575/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that a project to deliver a permanent building for the school to which the Deputy refers is included on my Department's capital programme and the acquisition of a site is required to facilitate this project.

Officials in my Department have been working closely with officials from the relevant Local Authority under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the acquisition of a suitable permanent location for the school in question.

The Department is currently considering a shortlist of site options and is engaging with relevant landowners in this regard. Given the commercial sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally I am not in a position to comment further at this time.

The acquisition of a suitable site for the school is very active on the programme of site acquisitions and every effort is being made to secure the suitable site for the school as expeditiously as possible.