Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (98)

Fergus O'Dowd


98. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the planning position in regard to the new post-primary school for south Drogheda; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40800/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm officials from my Department have been working to identify and procure a suitable site for the school to which the Deputy refers. A potential site option has been identified and this is currently under consideration.

Once a suitable site has been acquired, my Department will be in a position to progress the project concerned into the architectural planning process.

While a site acquisition process is underway, given the commercial sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally I am not in a position to comment further at this time.