Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (436)

Steven Matthews

Question:

436. Deputy Steven Matthews asked the Minister for Education the status of the new school building for a school (details supplied). [8526/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I can confirm that Officials from my Department have identified a number of potential site options in Wicklow Town for the permanent location for Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School and negotiations are ongoing with the landowners.

Officials are working towards acquiring the most suitable site for this school while ensuring value for money for the exchequer is achieved. Officials from Wicklow County Council are assisting my Department in this regard.

While a site acquisition process is underway and, given the commercial sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally, I am not in a position to comment further at this time.