Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (223)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

223. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the amalgamation of the national schools in Cahir, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39782/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that the decision making authority for any amalgamation belongs to the Patron/Trustees of the school, and this is subject to the approval of the Department. My Department understands that the school authority will consider the timing of the amalgamation in the context of the delivery of the building project. The project is currently at stage 3, tender stage, of the architectural planning process.