Thursday, 10 December 2015

Ceisteanna (198)

Joanna Tuffy


198. Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of extra school places provided since March 2011 in areas (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44655/15]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that in the first named area to which she refers, a building project to provide for a 24 classroom primary school is currently under construction and is expected to be ready for occupation in early 2016.

With regard to the second area, a 24 classroom primary school was completed in May 2015. Both schools will provide for a capacity of approximately 635 pupils each.

In the adjoining area, a further building project for a 24 classroom primary school was completed in September 2014, providing capacity for approximately 635 pupils also.

A building project for a 1,000 pupil post-primary school in the first area referred to is included in the 6 Year Construction Programme that I announced on 17 November last, and is listed to proceed to tender and construction in 2016.

My Department continues to analyse demographic data on an ongoing basis, including County Dublin, to determine where further school accommodation might be needed in the future.