Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ceisteanna (295)

Derek Keating

Ceist:

295. Deputy Derek Keating asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to establish an multi-denominational post-primary school in County Galway in view of the increased population figures in recent years. [31461/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, two new post-primary schools (in Doughiska and Claregalway) will be opening in September 2013, both of which will be multi-denominational. These new schools are being established in order to provide sufficient places for the increased numbers of post-primary pupils within the general area. The Forward Planning Section of my Department will continue to analyse demographic data for all areas of the country, including Galway county, to identify where new schools will be required over the coming years. Should the need for any new post primary school emerge in Galway county it will be open to Patron bodies to apply for patronage in line with the established process, which was announced in June 2011.