Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Questions (105)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Question:

105. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Education and Skills the proportion of the €670 million in budget 2020 for school buildings in 2020 that will be allocated to fixing the structural defects discovered in more than 40 school buildings built by a company (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42384/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy will be aware, my Department is liaising with the Chief State Solicitor’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office in relation to the on-going legal process related to the schools built by the contractor to which he refers.  He will also be aware that proceedings have issued in a number of schools to date.  The next date Court date is expected to be in October 2019.  For legal reasons, my Department is not in a position, at this time, to provide any costs including legal, professional and other costs including construction and renovations costs to date.