Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (245)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

245. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on whether land at a location (details supplied) could be purchased for the construction of new schools in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5452/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

In April 2018, the Government announced plans for the establishment of 42 new schools over the next four years (2019 to 2022). This announcement follows nationwide demographic exercises carried out by my Department into the future need for primary and post-primary schools across the country and the 4-year horizon will enable increased lead-in times for planning and delivery of the necessary infrastructure.

The requirement for new schools including the area referred to by the Deputy will be kept under on-going review and in particular will have regard for the increased rollout of housing provision as outlined in Project Ireland 2040.