Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions (48)

Martin Heydon


48. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress in identifying possible sites for the proposed new school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42597/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, a new site is required for the replacement building for the school in question and my Department has commenced the site identification process. In line with protocols for the use of State property assets, my Department has written to the Department of Defence enquiring if the Department is in a position to provide a site that could be suitable. My Department has also been in liaison with Kildare County Council in regard to identifying a potential site.  

Due to commercial sensitivities surrounding site acquisitions in general, I cannot comment further at this point in the process, though I can assure the Deputy that my Department is making every effort to progress the matter.

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.