Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Ceisteanna (103)

Derek Nolan

Ceist:

103. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a school (details supplied) in County Galway was unsuccessful in its appeal for emergency funding; if there are any other possibilities for it to receive an extension or temporary accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29584/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the application for Emergency Funding from the school, referred to by the Deputy, is currently under consideration in my Department and the school authority has been requested to forward additional information in relation to this application. When the additional information has been received and assessed, a decision on the matter will be conveyed to the school authority. As the Deputy will also be aware, the school, in question, has an application with my Department for capital funding for an extension and school refurbishment. This application is currently being reviewed in the context of changing demographics in the area and my Department will be in contact with the school authority in the matter shortly.