Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (124)

Barry Cowen

Question:

124. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) will receive funding. [48022/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is currently reviewing the long term accommodation needs of the school in question.

The National Development Plan (NDP) provides for an €8.4 billion investment in school buildings over the period 2018 to 2027 to deliver on NDP and National Planning Framework objectives through addressing the twin priorities of catering for demographics and ensuring a strengthened focus on refurbishment of existing school stock. This investment will result in an almost doubling of the capital budget for school buildings - €540m in 2018 rising to an annual average of circa. €1 billion in the second half of the NDP period.