Tuesday, 6 March 1990
Dáil Éireann Debate
82. Mr. Gilmore asked the Minister for Education if her attention has been drawn to the decision of the new owners of Carysfort College, County Dublin to offer it for sale on the international market; if she has had, or plans to have, any discussions with the new owners regarding this decision; if she will outline the implications of the decision for the suggestion that the Carysfort campus might be used as a site for the proposed regional technical college of Dún Laoghaire; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
247. Mrs. Barnes asked the Minister for Education whether the Sisters of Mercy at the former Carysfort Teacher Training College, County Dublin, have refunded to her Department the sum of £1.75 million as previously announced by her; if not, when it is intended that payment will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
I am aware that the new owners of Carysfort have been endeavouring to market part of the property internationally. As discussions are ongoing it would be inappropriate for me to make any further statement in the matter at this time.
The Sisters of Mercy have not yet refunded the sum of £1.75 million to my Department. This will take place when  the financial arrangements about the sale of the property have been completed, which I understand to be July 1990.
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