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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 12 May 2021

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Questions (163)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

163. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Education when a decision will be made on an application made by a school under the summer works programme 2016 for improved and safer outdoor playground areas at a school (details supplied); the reason for the delay with the decision; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24957/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I would like to inform the Deputy that the school in question applied for funding under the Summer Works Scheme in 2016, Category 10 (External Environment) for the provision of improved access to the school and additional off road parking with particular reference to the school bus. No application has been submitted by the school authority in relation to improved playground facilities.

The school subsequently applied for funding in 2019, under the Summer Works Scheme 2020 for Category 1 (Life Safety Systems) for which they were approved.

As per Circular 0027/2019, only 1 Summer Works Scheme application is permissible at a time therefore the most recent application made in 2019 supersedes the application made in 2016. If the school authority wish to have an application considered for improved playground facilities, then they may do so by reapplying under the Summer Works Scheme when it next reopens for applications.

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