Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Ceisteanna (991)

Mary Upton

Ceist:

1058 Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the request for a school extension by a school (details supplied) in Dublin 6w; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1164/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The project to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning.

Representatives from the school and the design team attended a stage 2(b) briefing which was held in my Department's offices in Tullamore on 12 November 2009. Thereafter, a letter issued to the school authorising the design team to prepare and submit stage 2b documentation (detailed design/tender documents). The school has advised that this documentation will be submitted by the end of February 2010.

As I have indicated previously to the House, I am currently in the process of reviewing my Department's school building and modernisation programme with my officials. The school to which the Deputy refers will be considered in this context. I intend making a further announcement on the school building programme when that review has been completed.