Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (88)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

88. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 136 of 21 November 2018, if his Department has received the cost benefit analysis from Maynooth University, Maynooth, County Kildare in relation to future campus development plans under the NDP 2018 to 2027; if the HEA has invited applications for funding under the strategic infrastructure fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3124/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My department has not yet received a cost benefit analysis from Maynooth University in relation to future campus development plans.

However, the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has issued a call for applications to the newly established €80m Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund (HESIF) with a closing date for expressions of interest on 17th January, 2019.  The HEA has informed my Department that Maynooth University has expressed an interest in the HESIF. 

A cost benefit analysis is required as part of the formal application for funding.  The deadline for this application is 21st March, 2019.