Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (254)

Frank O'Rourke

Ceist:

254. Deputy Frank O'Rourke asked the Minister for Education and Skills if progress has been made on the construction of a new build for a school complex (details supplied); the timeline of the building project; if the school is to be built under the rapid build programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8297/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

A project to provide a new permanent new school building for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department 6 Year Capital Programme and a site for the new school building has been identified and the process for the acquisition of this site is currently with my Department's Site Acquisition & Property Management Section.

The Department expects to progress this project into the architectural planning process shortly and my Department is in ongoing contact with the patron in this regard. In the interim, my Department has recently approved the provision of additional temporary accommodation for this school for 2019/2020.