Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (116)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

116. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the state of development in each case with particular reference to starting and or commencement dates in respect of the school building programme at primary and second level in Clane, County Kildare and in respect of upgrading of existing and or provision of new facilities at existing or green field sites, if particular issues arise that may affect the projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5194/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that under the 6-Year Construction Programme, a major capital project will be delivered for Scoil Phadráig, B.N.S., Clane.

The project is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.

The Stage 2b submission has been received in my Department and is currently being reviewed. On completion of the review, my Department will revert to the Board of Management regarding the next steps to be taken.

I can also confirm to the Deputy that my Department has recently received an application for major capital funding from a post-primary school in Clane. The application will be assessed and  a decision will be conveyed to the school authorities when the assessment process has been completed.