Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (119)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

119. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools that require works to be undertaken to remove pyrite from some or all of the school buildings or grounds; the details of the schools and their locations; if they are primary or secondary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41089/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

My Department has identified five schools (four primary schools and one post primary school) where works are required to by undertaken to address issues caused by pyrite.

The schools in question are all in Dublin and are as follows:

- St Patrick's NS Diswellstown;

- St Canice's NS Finglas;

- St Peter's NS Phibsboro;

- St Michael's Holy Faith SS Finglas;

- Castleknock Educate Together NS.

If a school authority identifies any issues with a building that have been caused by pyrite, it is open to it to submit an application for funding under my Department’s Emergency Works Scheme.

Application forms are available on my Department’s website.