Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (395)

Duncan Smith

Question:

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.