Written Answers. - County Wexford Schools.

Tuesday, 15 February 1983

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 340 No. 1

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436.

Mr. Browne: Information on John Browne  Zoom on John Browne  asked the Minister for Education the up-to-date position regarding the proposed extension to Courtnacuddy national school, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): Information on Gemma Hussey  Zoom on Gemma Hussey  The Commissioners of Public Works were authorised in December last to arrange for the invitation of tenders for the proposed extension to Courtnacuddy National School, Enniscorthy, County Wexford. The chairman was so informed at that time.

437.

Mr. Browne: Information on John Browne  Zoom on John Browne  asked the Minister for Education the up-to-date position regarding the building of a new primary school at Curracloe, County Wexford.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): Information on Gemma Hussey  Zoom on Gemma Hussey  It is understood from the Commissioners of Public Works that working drawings for the proposed new national school at Curracloe, County Wexford, are nearing completion. It is further understood that an engineer's report is required before the preparation of bills of quantities may be initiated.

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Mr. Browne: Information on John Browne  Zoom on John Browne  asked the Minister for Education the up-to-date position regarding the building of a new vocational school at Enniscorthy, County Wexford.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): Information on Gemma Hussey  Zoom on Gemma Hussey  The position in relation to the proposed new vocational school at Enniscorthy, County Wexford, is that my Department await acceptable outlined design proposals for the project from the County Wexford Vocational Education Committee.

439.

Mr. Yates: Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates  asked the Minister for Education if there are any proposals to sanction a regional technical college for County Wexford.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): Information on Gemma Hussey  Zoom on Gemma Hussey  I am aware of the case made by local interests to my predecessors in regard to the provision of a regional technical college in Wexford.

In the context of the current economic situation, it will be necessary to examine carefully all proposals involving future financial commitments. During the course of 1983 a careful study will be made in regard to the needs of the situation in relation to third level education facilities and priorities established as far as possible between competing claims.


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