Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (286)

Maurice Quinlivan


286. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction on a school (details supplied) will commence and be completed; the way in which he plans to address the capacity issues prior to construction of the new building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28074/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

A new school building is due to be provided for the school to which the Deputy refers. The current position is that a suitable site has been identified and it is contained within a parcel of land that is currently being acquired by Clare County Council. When Clare County Council has completed its acquisition, arrangements can then be made to transfer the school site to my Department and to commence planning the new school. Given that the site acquisition is not yet complete, it is premature at this stage to give commencement and completion dates for construction. If there are capacity problems prior to construction of the new building , these issues can be outlined to my Department. I can assure the Deputy that officials from both my Department and Clare County Council are working hard to finalise matters.