Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (124)

Thomas Byrne


124. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the circumstances in which a school (details supplied) was told that a proposed temporary move would not go ahead; and the reason this major project has been delayed. [37949/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The building project referred to by the Deputy is being delivered under my Department's Design & Build programme.  This delivery programme uses a professional external Project Management team to progress the project through the stages of architectural planning, tendering and construction. 

A meeting was held between Department officials and representatives of the Board of Management on July 26. In the course of the meeting the projected timelines for the progression of the project were clearly outlined and the factors underpinning those timelines were explained in considerable detail. The timing of the temporary move for decanting purposes was also discussed.  Following the meeting an email issued to the Board of Management confirming the time lines for the project.

Any developments which might arise in respect of these timelines will be communicated to the Board as they arise.