Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (491)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

491. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education when a decision will be made in respect of an appeal lodged by a school (details supplied) in County Galway against a decision to refuse sanction for an extension; the reason for the delay in making a decision on the appeal; if her attention has been drawn to the urgent need for an extension to the school in question; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38124/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that my Department received an application for capital funding under the Additional School Accommodation (ASA) scheme, from the school referred to by the Deputy. On completion of the assessment process, it was determined that the school has sufficient permanent accommodation on site to cater for their existing staffing cohort.

The school authority has appealed this decision and this is currently under consideration. Once the review has been completed, my Department will communicate the outcome directly to the school authority.