Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (289)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

289. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress made since a school (details supplied) met with officials in Tullamore, County Offaly in December 2018; his plans for the school when the current lease expires in June 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28181/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Deputy will be aware that a major building project for the school to which he refers, is included in my Department’s school building programme to be delivered as part of the National Development Plan.

In this regard, a project manager has been appointed to master plan the site to explore the feasibility of whether the accommodation needs of the school in question and an existing education provider could be met on the site. This process is on-going.

When the master planning process is completed it will provide an opportunity for further engagement with all parties.