Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (212)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony


212. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe to secure a site for a school (details supplied) in view of the fact that the situation has been ongoing for some time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13240/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials in my Department have been working closely with officials from Cork County Council to acquire a permanent site to meet the needs of the school to which the Deputy refers. A number of potentially suitable sites were identified and comprehensively technically assessed.

Engagement is currently underway with a landowner in respect of a site option for the school and all parties are working hard to advance the acquisition process.

Officials from my Department will shortly be in contact with the school authorities to keep them updated of progress in this regard.