Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Questions (287)

Seán Canney

Question:

287. Deputy Seán Canney asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the problems being faced by the board of management of a school (details supplied) which has outgrown its temporary accommodation and which is designated by her Department as a regional solution to serve students of both Galway city and Oranmore school planning areas and beyond; if she can provide clarity for school management, staff and parents as to the area or location the school will be located in the medium and long-term; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35854/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The school has sufficient accommodation in their current location for September 2021. My Department will shortly be exploring options with regard to the school’s further interim accommodation requirements for September 2022 and will continue to liaise with the school and patron in relation to same.

A number of sites in the Galway City East/Oranmore area have been identified and the Department is working closely with Galway City and Galway County councils to progress the site acquisition process.