Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (484)

David Stanton

Question:

484. Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Education the efforts made by her Department between 2015 and 2017 to construct a special school in the east Cork area; the reason this proposal was not developed further; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37962/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that in 2017, consideration was being given to establishing a special school in the east Cork area. A potential property was mentioned but the owner subsequently disposed of the property. My Department is currently exploring how the needs of those children requiring a special school placement in Cork can be met.