Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (170)

Jack Chambers


170. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the situation at a school (details supplied) affected by pyrite; if his attention has been drawn to the many issues this is causing pupils and staff at the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38605/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Department is fully aware of the pyrite issue in this school and the health and safety issues to which it gives rise. These issues are being dealt with under my Department's Emergency Works Scheme. In that context, approval was given recently for works to take place under that scheme.

At the same time, the school is progressing with its application for works under the Additional Accommodation Scheme. Officials in my Department have been in contact with it recently in that respect.

The Department will continue to assist the school under both schemes with a view to alleviating the concerns raised by the Deputy.