Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (183)

John Brady


183. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the request by a school (details supplied) for additional accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26289/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that my Department approved capital funding for the provision of additional accommodation at the school in question.

A further application for increased accommodation was submitted and the school authority was advised that my Department's current priority is the provision of essential classroom accommodation where an additional teaching post has been sanctioned and where there is no suitable accommodation available within the existing school. In this regard, my Department was not in a position to provide the additional funding sought.

Further correspondence has recently been received for the school authority and this is currently under consideration. Once a decision has been made the school authority will be advised directly.