Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (159)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

159. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a report was composed by the team from his Department that visited Maynooth education campus in August 2018 which determined the application for additional accommodation to be refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11989/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the matter of temporary accommodation was discussed during a site visit relating to the major capital project currently being undertaken at the school. The Department clarified to the patron, Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board, that there is adequate accommodation available at the ETB's property at Manor Mills to accommodate additional enrolments pending construction of the new permanent school buildings. A report was not composed relating to this matter following the site visit.

I understand that the new school buildings will be going to tender shortly with a view to going on site early in the Summer and the project remains on target for occupation in September 2020.