I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy recently submitted an updated Major Capital Application for funding to my Department.
The application has been assessed in accordance with the published criteria for large scale building projects, and has been assigned a Band 3 rating.
The priority attaching to individual projects is determined by published prioritisation criteria, which were formulated following consultation with the Education Partners. There are four band ratings under these criteria, each of which describes the extent of accommodation required and the urgency attaching to it. Band 1 is the highest priority rating and Band 4 is the lowest. Documents explaining the band rating system are also available on the Department's website www.education.ie.
The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design through to construction phase will be considered in the context of the Department's multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. However, in light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time.
In the meantime, the Department is grant aiding temporary accommodation at the school, which was installed approximately 4 years ago and, as such, should be in good condition.