Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (266)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

266. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Education and Skills if phase two of a school (details supplied) in County Galway will receive the necessary signatures from DEIS officials to ensure that the new school project continues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21071/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can advise that additional accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy to provide phase 1 of a new school building was approved by my Department. Phase I will deliver 5 general classroom, 2 specialist rooms and some ancillary accommodation. The project was devolved to the relevant ETB and I understand construction is nearing completion.

In relation to Phase two of the project, this phase is currently being considered in the context of demographic demand in the area and the need to prioritise the limited funding available for essential classroom accommodation. My Department Officials are continuing to liaise with the ETB in the matter.