Thursday, 8 March 2018

Ceisteanna (143)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

143. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills if work on a school (details supplied) which was identified as a location for a new build in 2015 and at which a site has been identified for the new build will commence in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11161/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that a building project for the school to which she refers is included in my Department's 6 Year Capital Programme.

My Department officials have been working closely with officials in the relevant local authority under the Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of school sites with a view to securing a site for the school in question.  Local Authority officials, on this Department’s behalf, are currently engaged with a landowner with a view to reaching agreement on a proposed acquisition.  The Deputy can be assured that all parties are working to advance the site acquisition process as expeditiously as possible.