Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (199)

Stephen Donnelly


199. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the commencement and completion date for the building of a new secondary school in the Greystones and Kilcoole area of County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46536/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The provision of permanent accommodation for the new post primary school to serve Greystones and Kilcoole requires the acquisition of a site by my Department.

I can confirm a potential site option has been identified and discussions are ongoing with the landowner with a view to acquiring this site. It is difficult to indicate a timeframe for any site acquisition as each process is unique and in some instances complex issues can arise which can cause delays.

Nevertheless, my Department is committed to delivering a site for the new post primary school for the Greystones and Kilcoole area of County Wicklow and work is ongoing to achieve this as soon as possible. Once there is sufficient certainty in respect of a site the project to deliver the permanent accommodation can advance into the architectural planning stage.