Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Questions (272)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

272. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a new school building for a school (details supplied); if the site for the new school building has been secured; if not, the stage it is at; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6362/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

As the Deputy is aware, a site has been identified to accommodate a permanent school building for the school to which she refers. My Department is working closely with officials from Monaghan County Council under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the acquisition of the site. As the site acquisition process is complex, it is not possible to give a definitive timeframe for the completion of the acquisition.

My officials will continue to progress the acquisition of this site so that the architectural planning process for the provision of a new permanent building for the school in question can commence.