Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (226)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

226. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress on the delivery of a new school building for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39817/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware, a project has been included on my Department’s Capital Programme to provide permanent accommodation for the school referred to. 

In order to progress this project, a new site is required. In this regard, officials in Sligo County Council are working under the Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of school sites to secure a site for the school.   When a suitable site is identified and agreed for purchase, the project can advance into architectural planning. 

I can assure the Deputy that my Department is making every effort to progress the site acquisition.