Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (14)

Charlie McConalogue


14. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a development at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41416/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As Minister for Education and Skills and a T.D. for Donegal I am conscious of  this project and the efforts of the local community to help process this project. 

 As the Deputy is aware, the provision of a standalone extension project for the school to which he refers has been devolved for delivery to Donegal Education and Training Board (DETB).  He will also be aware that DETB, supported by my Department, has recently appointed a new architect to this project.

The new architect has recently provided a revised Stage 2A submission which is intended to address a number of issues with the initial design and provide for improved new building layouts. Officials from my Department are currently reviewing this submission and will work closely with DETB to ensure all oustanding issues are resolved as quickly as possible with a view to allowing the submission of a planning application shortly. 

The Deputy will also be aware that surveys to investigate issues with the school's main existing building were recently carried out. Officials are currently considering the recommendations of a consequential report that has recently been provided to my Department and will respond to DETB shortly in that respect.

Question No. 15 answered orally.