Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (146)

Bernard Durkan


146. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the location and provision of the anticipated Gaelcoláiste for north County Kildare; the extent to which the arrangements have to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42913/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

In relation to the planned new Gaelcholáiste to which the Deputy refers, the school patron, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board, had deferred the opening of this new school from September 2019 to September 2020 for operational reasons.

The ETB has indicated that a high number of expressions of interest for September 2020 have been received and that enrolment will commence in November 2019 for September 2020.   The ETB is currently in the process of advertising for a school Principal.

It is envisaged that the new Gaelcholáiste will be located on the current Maynooth Post Primary School/Maynooth Community College property, which will be coming available as these schools move to the Maynooth Education Campus.