Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (154)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

154. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of an application by a school (details supplied) for ASD accommodation; and if these works will be sanctioned. [38260/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy may be aware, my Department gave grant approval for the construction of a two-classroom SEN Base, at the school to which he refers, under the Additional Accommodation Scheme 2019.

My Department has been actively engaging with the school to resolve issues with the submitted design and proposals put forward in that respect. In the meantime, the school applied for and obtained planning permission for unapproved works. My Department has now written to the school seeking clarification and further information in respect of this development. Once this information is received, my Department will review the project and contact the school directly.