Written Answers. - Petition for New School.

Mary Harney


253 Miss Harney asked the Minister for Education if she has received a submission and petition from the residents of Castleview, Kingswood, Dublin 24 in relation to the need for a second level school in that area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1125/94]

A submission from the Castleview Post-Primary Committee, outlining the case for a second-level school for that area, was recently forwarded to my Department.

Also, on 28 September, officials of my Department met a deputation representing the Castleview Post-Primary Committee when a petition requesting the provision of a second-level school for their area, signed by many residents in Castleview and Kingswood, was handed in.

The submission and petition have been brought to my attention. I have arranged to meet a deputation representing the Post-Primary Committee on 9 November so that the committee can put the case on the need for a second-level school directly to me.

My Department is also currently carrying out a review of the demand for post-primary places in the areas of Castleview, Kingswood and Kilnamanagh in the context of the projected availability of places in adjacent and accessible post-primary schools.