Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (231)

Kathleen Funchion


231. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of plans for a school (details supplied) considering the lack of school accommodation for children attending from September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5166/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials at my Department are aware of the accommodation requirements of the school to which the Deputy refers. The school currently has sufficient accommodation and work is ongoing to ensure that there will be sufficient suitable additional accommodation available to the school for September 2019.

My Department has been seeking the landlord's permission to install the two prefabs which will be required for September 2019. The landlord has recently indicated that formal consent is forthcoming and my Department is currently working on the planning application which will be lodged with Dublin City Council shortly. My Department will continue to keep the schools Patron Body fully informed of progress.