Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (174)

Paul Kehoe


174. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28453/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, agreement in principle has been reached with the vendor for the acquisition of a site at Clonard, Co. Wexford. This site is proposed to facilitate the permanent accommodation needs of the school to which he refers. Work is progressing and is ongoing in respect of technical matters on the acquisition

In the meantime, I can inform the Deputy that the school project in question is being devolved for delivery to Waterford and Wexford ETB (WWETB).

My Department will shortly be making the necessary arrangements to enter into a Service Level Agreement with WWETB in that respect.  This is the first step to initiate the delivery of the project.  Thereafter, the ETB will procure a design team for the project to design the buildings, obtain the necessary statutory planning permissions and move the project onward to construction in due course.

Questions Nos. 175 to 178, inclusive, answered with Question No. 117.