Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (241)

Joe Carey

Question:

241. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school project (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29636/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the school to which he refers was approved funding under my Department's Summer Works Scheme 2017 to carry out extensive roof repairs. The project has been devolved to the school authority for delivery.

Due to the competing demands on the Department's capital budget imposed by the need to prioritise available funding towards the provision of essential school classroom accommodation in areas where significant demographic needs has been established, it is not possible at this time to consider the school’s application for refurbishment works.