Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (269)

Patrick O'Donovan

Ceist:

269. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will reconsider a decision in an application under the summer works scheme which is now under appeal in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21460/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As outlined in the Circular governing the operation of the scheme, applications for works in the higher categories of eligible works were prioritised and a list of 772 successful schools was announced on 20 March 2014 and 2nd May 2014. I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy submitted an application for mechanical works under the 2014 Summer Works Scheme. Unfortunately the school in question did not complete all elements of the application form and thus the application was deemed invalid. The school submitted an appeal in respect of the application which is currently being considered. The Department will revert to the school in question with a decision shortly.