Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (169)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

169. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a technical assessment of a school (details supplied) will take place. [51184/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department recently received correspondence from the school in question requesting the provision of a new school building. The school is not currently included in my Department's Capital Programme.

My Department will be in contact with the school authority to arrange a meeting early in the New Year in the Department's offices in Tullamore.

In the meantime, my Department approved an additional temporary mainstream classroom to the school earlier this year. I understand that the school authority has begun the process of applying for planning permission for this classroom.

I also wish to advise the Deputy that it is open to the school to apply to my Department for additional temporary accommodation to cater for its immediate accommodation needs or Emergency Works grant to address any health and safety works at the school.