Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (265)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

265. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application from a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for an extension in order to meet the needs of students, particularly with regard to providing science classes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21393/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy has an application with my Department for capital funding for a major school project. Information in respect of the current status of all assessed applications for major capital works, including this project, is available on the Department's website at www.education.ie. As outlined in the Five Year Plan, the delivery of major school projects required to meet demographic demand will be the main focus for capital investment in the coming years. In view of the funding constraints imposed by the need to prioritise available funding to meet additional demographic requirements, my Department is not in a position to provide an indicative timeframe for the progression of this school project at this time.