Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Ceisteanna (133)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

133. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding progress on a new school building project for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1947/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware the building project for the school in question is included on my Department's capital programme.

A new school site is required to accommodate this project and officials in my Department have been in contact with the school patron and trustees in relation to the site acquisition. The Patron has indicated that is not in a position to acquire a site at this time and on that basis officials in my Department have recently contacted officials in Fingal County Council for assistance under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the identification and acquisition of a suitable site.

My officials will continue to keep the Patron appraised of developments in the site acquisition process.