Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (202)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

202. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the cost of 42 new schools announced in April 2018; the cost incurred to date; the estimated cost of buildings which have not been delivered to date for these schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37266/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

Item

Cost incurred to date (€)

42 new schools announced in April 2018*

€2,934,100

*costs relate to 17 of the 42 schools announced in April 2018, which opened in Sept 2019

Before any project goes to tender a pre-tender cost estimate is established. However pre-tender cost estimates are not published as it is not in the interests of the overall school building programme to publish such information. These costs can vary depending on site conditions, planning conditions , tender outcomes etc.