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Schools Building Projects

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (401)

Joe Flaherty


401. Deputy Joe Flaherty asked the Minister for Education the status of the planned development of a new Gaelscoil in Longford town (details supplied). [61456/21]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The project to which the Deputy refers has been devolved for delivery to Longford & Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB).

The brief for this project is the provision of a 12 classroom Primary school on a Greenfield site at Abbeycarton, Longford.

The Pre Stage 1 Report has very recently been submitted to the Department where it is currently being reviewed by the Professional & Technical Section. It is envisaged that the first Stage meeting will take place early in the New Year.

Following Departmental approval of this report, the next step for the ETB's Design Team will be to progress to Stage 2a (Developed Design) and subsequently during Stage 2b, obtain the statutory planning approvals. When these approvals are in place, the project can proceed to tender and construction. It is not possible at this stage to provide a timeline for the completion of the project.