Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ceisteanna (108)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

108. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new school building at a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22239/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware, the project to which he refers has been devolved for delivery to Donegal Education and Training Board (DETB).

The project is currently at Stage 2A, the pre-planning stage of the design development process. DETB is liaising closely with officials in my Department to ensure that a number of design issues that have been identified in the Stage 2A submissions for the project are addressed as quickly as possible. Approval can then be given to DETB to lodge a planning application with Donegal County Council, which can be expected to happen in September/October. Subject to any issues arising during the planning process, the project should then proceed to tender.

As part of the close liaison between the DETB and my Department an official from the Department travelled to Moville on Monday night to discuss progress on the project with the school.