Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (590)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

590. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new school building for a school (details supplied); if the site for the new school has been secured; if not, the stage this is at; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15198/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is committed to providing a permanent accommodation solution for the school referred to.

In this regard, a suitable site has been identified to accommodate a permanent school building for the school. My Department continues to work closely with officials from Monaghan County Council under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the acquisition of the site.

As the site acquisition process is complex, it is not possible to give a definitive timeframe for the completion of the acquisition. Once this acquisition process is complete, the project for the provision of a new permanent building will be progressed into the architectural planning process without delay.