Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (395)

Duncan Smith


395. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Education the status of the installation and opening of the proposed autism spectrum disorder, ASD, unit in a school (details supplied) that has been in the pipeline for several years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6377/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of the tender process, for the construction of a 16 classroom school plus a 2 classroom ASD Unit, with a preferred bidder identified.

Subject to no issues arising during the balance of the tender process, it is anticipated that construction will commence in quarter 2 of 2021 and the work will take approximately 20 months to complete.