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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (394)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

394. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the unsafe conditions for students walking from Cork city to the temporary site of a school (details supplied); and if she will intervene to ensure these students can walk to school safely. [61337/21]

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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.

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