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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (390)

Pat Buckley


390. Deputy Pat Buckley asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the case of a school (details supplied); if she will make arrangements to support Cork County Council with funding to address the safety issues identified; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [61294/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The new permanent building for the school referred to by the Deputy was included in a bundle of projects which were tendered to a newly established Design and Build Contractors Framework. The tenders are currently being assessed by my Department's Project Manager.

The award of the building contract to the successful Contractor is anticipated in Quarter 1 of 2022. Once a Contractor has been appointed, my Department will keep the school informed of the construction programme underpinning the contract.

The matter of road safety measures at the school's temporary site, the road network outside the school including traffic calming measures and pedestrian facilities are the responsibility of the relevant Local Authority. Local Authorities have the power to decide on road safety measures outside schools to ensure that measures are in place to protect the safety of local school children.