Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (475)

Bernard Durkan


475. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in regard to completion works at the Maynooth Educational Campus, Moyglare Road Maynooth, County Kildare; the extent to which current activity on the site is in line with expectations; when both new schools will be ready for occupation; the extent to which alternative accommodation remains available for students coming on stream; the extent to which the curriculum remains functional or can be extended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36649/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the tender process for the project to which he refers will be completed shortly. The work to complete the external fabric of both school buildings will be fully completed in time for the contractor appointed under the current tender process to begin its work on site. It remains the case that the buildings will be available for occupation prior to September 2020.

The pupils of the two schools that will be occupying the buildings in question are currently located in temporary accommodation. This accommodation is providing sufficient space to meet the needs of the schools for the 2019-2020 academic year. I can also confirm that the curricular needs of these pupils have not been impacted by these arrangements.

Question No. 476 answered with Question No. 416.