Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Ceisteanna (167)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

167. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28332/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I can confirm that my Department received an application in March 2019 for a general purpose room from the school referred to by the Deputy.

The immediate priority of my Department is providing 20,000 new and replacement school places each year, to ensure that every child has a school place.  

As the Deputy is aware my Department is committed to a PE Hall build and modernisation programme, starting in the second half of the Project Ireland 2040 period (2018 -2027), that ensures that students in all post-primary schools have access to state of the art facilities to support PE provision, particularly also in the context of the roll-out of P.E. as a leaving certificate subject.  

The school authority has been informed of the outcome of their application.