Thursday, 7 July 2011

Ceisteanna (110)

Peter Mathews

Ceist:

108 Deputy Peter Mathews asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to his announcement of a new primary school in the Stepaside area of Dublin South, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) in Leopardstown is in this catchment area, that it is in prefab accommodation with a capacity of 161 students; and that thousands of houses have been built in this catchment area in recent years; if he will allocate this funding to provide a permanent school building for this school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19356/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Skills)

The building project to deliver a new 24 classroom building for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at architectural planning stage. The Board of Management was informed last week that the project may proceed to stage 2b, to secure planning permission, fire certificate and disability access certificate.

When the relevant statutory approvals have been obtained and stage 2b completed, and assuming no issues arise, my Department will be in contact with the Board of Management with regard to progressing the project to the tender and construction stages.