Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (67)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

67. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the site acquisition to accommodate a school (details supplied); the timeline of works to ensure that the school campus is completed as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47497/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

As the Deputy is aware, the provision of new accommodation for the schools in question is included in my Department’s capital programme.  The project to provide this school accommodation requires the acquisition of a suitable site and this has proved to be extremely challenging to date, despite the best efforts of my Department and of officials in Donegal County Council.

I can confirm that Donegal County Council, acting on behalf of this Department under the Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of school sites, are pursuing all potential options for the provision of the required school accommodation including both campus and split site configurations. 

A number of site options are currently being pursued and I wish to assure the Deputy that officials in both my Department and Donegal County Council are actively engaged in this process to deliver a solution for the schools at the earliest possible date.