Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (126)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

255 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider making the units of accommodation purchased for use by the RIA, but now in storage, available to schools or community groups which are in urgent need of extra accommodation to get some value for money for the spend; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3034/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The buildings concerned were purchased for use at the proposed RIA centre in Kilkenny, which is currently the subject of a case before the courts. One of the buildings has been erected at MediaLab Europe for use as a children's computer club. I am asking the Department of Education and Science if it has any appropriate accommodation needs which could be satisfied by the other five buildings currently in storage.