Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Ceisteanna (395)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

395. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the process a national school in County Sligo needs to undertake in order to seek funding towards the development of indoor sports and recreational facilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13865/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that under the National Development Plan (NDP), increased funding has been provided for the school sector capital investment programme. This funding allows for a continued focus on the provision of new permanent school places to keep pace with demographic demand and also provides for an additional focus on the refurbishment of existing school buildings to include the building and modernisation of PE facilities. The government will focus, in the medium term, on the provision of PE facilities in schools.