Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (284)

Martin Heydon

Question:

284. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the steps and timelines for a new school build (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31264/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy has been recently informed, it is premature at this juncture to give a timeline for the delivery of the new building to replace the school to which he refers.  A new site is required for the replacement building and my Department has commenced the site identification process.   When a suitable site is identified and agreed for purchase, architectural planning for the new building has to be undertaken and planning permission sought.  Then the project has to be tendered for construction.  I can again assure the Deputy that my Department is making every effort to progress the site identification.