Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (113, 179)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

113. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the need for school places highlighted in the North Area Development Plan of 2007, if he will address the lack of adequate primary school accommodation to deal with the needs of the community in Malahide. [11563/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Clare Daly

Ceist:

179. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the serious overcrowding and large numbers of children in Swords and Malahide in particular who are being left without a school placement this September, the steps he is taking in order to address this crisis. [12198/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí ó Béal (1 píosaí cainte) (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 113 and 179 together.

My Department is currently analysing demographic data across the county, including that for the Malahide and Swords feeder areas, to ensure that any additional future demand for places can be met in a timely manner. In the meantime, my Department is addressing the short-terms needs of the areas with the relevant Patrons.