Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (207)

Michael McGrath


207. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction will commence and be completed in respect of a planned new school building (details supplied) in Cork city; the date the tender documentation will be published; the reason the school is not permitted to enrol a third junior infants class in the 2020-21 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48839/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The building project to provide permanent accommodation for the school is being delivered under my Department’s Design and Build Programme.

This project is included in the procurement process that is currently underway for a bundle of projects to be delivered under this programme. The Project Information Notice (PIN) was published recently and the contract notice is due to be published shortly which will determine a shortlist of interested contractors.  

It is anticipated that construction of this school building project will commence in Q2 2020.

The Department is in discussions with the Patron Body with regard to the request to go to a third stream.