Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Questions (909, 910)

David Cullinane

Question:

909. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education if capital funding is available for the development of a new building for an existing preschool; the means by which the preschool can apply for such funding; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15269/21]

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David Cullinane

Question:

910. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education if she will address a matter raised in correspondence by a school (details supplied); if the matter is dealt with by her Department or the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15270/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 909 and 910 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that the matter raised relates to preschool education. Support for childcare, including preschool education falls within the remit of my colleague, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

I also wish to advise the Deputy that school sites are reserved for the purpose of providing accommodation for primary and post primary school requirements.

In relation to the school in question, I understand that a portion of land adjoining the school has been offered to the Department. This will be considered by my officials and a response will issue in relation to the offer when the matter has been fully considered.