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School Property.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

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Richard Bruton

Ceist:

209 Deputy Richard Bruton asked the Minister for Education and Science if schools are at liberty to dispose of lands for purposes other than education; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12086/10]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

The Deputy may be aware that the vast majority of schools are privately owned and publicly-funded institutions with the interests of the State in the buildings constructed on these sites protected by way of long term leases. Generally, on foot of a request from the property owner and where my Department has determined that part of the school property is not required for educational purposes, the State interest can be surrendered. The future use of that portion of the property will then be a matter for the owners.

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