I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council regarding the acquisition of a site in their ownership. This site is well located to serve the Booterstown Blackrock School Planning Area.
The school patron has been informed of this development but due to statutory procedures, confidentiality and sensitivities it is not currently possible to advise them of the location of the site. The location will be confirmed to them as soon as it is possible to do so.
My Department is very conscious of the difficulties the school authorities and the families have to contend with and, in this regard, the Department will continue to treat this acquisition as urgent.