Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (218)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

218. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a project to rebuild a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7890/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the school in question submitted an application for major capital funding to my Department to construct a new school building.

Given the need to meet demographic growth, the delivery of new schools, together with extension projects identified by my Department’s 6 year construction programme to meet future demand, will remain the focus of my Department’s budget for the coming years.

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that grant approval issued to the school in early 2018 for the provision of a new mainstream classroom to cater for increased staffing levels.

Question No. 219 answered with Question No. 203.