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Site Acquisitions.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 3 February 2005

Thursday, 3 February 2005

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Joe Sherlock

Ceist:

20 Mr. Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science if a school (details supplied) in County Cork is to be included in the schools building programme for 2005. [2985/05]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The property management section of the Office of Public Works, which acts on behalf of my Department in relation to site acquisitions generally, has carried out visits in relation to a number of sites offered for the school referred to by the Deputy. A technical report on these sites is now being prepared.

There are a number of school building projects awaiting site resolution, including that of the school in question. Given the commercial sensitivity attaching to any site acquisition, I believe that it is more pragmatic to position these projects within the multi-annual schools capital programme as and when site acquisition issues are resolved.

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