Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (273)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

273. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the planned secondary school for west Blanchardstown, Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34964/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware, a new post primary school for the Blanchardstown area is included in the 42 new schools announced in 2018.

In line with the policy on the use of State assets (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Circulars 11/15 and 17/16), in the first instance my Department is seeking to maximize the use of sites already in its ownership and of available properties in the ownership of other State bodies, where these are considered suitable.

In that context, Department officials are currently considering identified potential site options.