Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (618)

Joan Burton

Question:

618. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the acquisition of the Phoenix Park racecourse site for a college (details supplied); the position regarding progress on the planning process for the new permanent school; when construction of the new permanent school building will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34165/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The building project referred to by the Deputy is being delivered under my Department's Design & Build programme.

The first step in the process will be the application for planning permission which is expected to be lodged in quarter 3 of 2019. Thereafter, the timeframe for delivery of the school will be dependent on the grant of planning permission. My Department is working to deliver the school's permanent accommodation at the earliest possible date.