Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (270)

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

270. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if plans for a new primary school at a location (details supplied) include a provision for an ASD unit with another school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18640/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

A major building project to provide permanent accommodation for the school referred to by the Deputy is included in my Department's building programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan (NDP) Construction Programme. The building will include a Special Educational Needs Base.

The school will be delivered under the Department's Design and Build Programme. This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Manager to progress the project through the relevant stages of architectural planning and construction. The appointment of the Project Manager is nearing completion.