Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (12)

Charlie McConalogue


12. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site acquisition to accommodate the three school campus in Buncrana, County Donegal; the timeline of works to ensure that the school campus is completed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19827/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware, the project in respect of the education campus in Buncrana is included in my Department’s capital programme.  This campus is intended to provide accommodation for Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Gaelcholáiste Chinéal Eoghain.

The project to provide the school accommodation requires the acquisition of a suitable site and this has proved to be extremely challenging to date, despite the best efforts of my Department and of officials in Donegal County Council who are assisting under the Memorandum of Understanding.

I can assure the Deputy that my Department is doing its utmost to deliver a solution for the schools in Buncrana at the earliest possible date and officials in both my Department and Donegal County Council are actively engaged in delivering a site.