Written Answers. - County Kildare Schools.

Wednesday, 26 January 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 437 No. 6

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  637.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   whether she has responded in full to the requests from Kildare vocational education committee and the authorities at Maynooth Post Primary School, County Kildare for extra facilities at the school; if she will give details of the schedule of proposed works and the anticipated timescale for implementation of these works as at 26 January 1994; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  My Department authorised County Kildare vocational education committee to have detailed drawings, specifications and tender documentation prepared for the following schedule of accommodation at this school: 3 general classrooms, 2 lecture rooms, 1 art/craft room and store, 1 mathematics room, toilet and circulation area.

The vocational education committee have recently sought approval for the inclusion of a number of additional facilities to the extension, including a link block office space and a boiler house. Their submission is currently being assessed and my Department will be in contact with the vocational education committee in due course.

This project is being considered for inclusion in the 1994 capital programme in the context of all the relevant building, educational and financial factors.

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  642.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   if her attention has been drawn to the urgent need for extra facilities at Scoil Dara, Kilcock, County Kildare; if she has or will agree on the schedule of extra facilities required at the school; when the extra permanent facilities will be available at the school, thus transferring students from present prefabricated classrooms; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  A request for additional accommodation has been received from Scoil Dara, Kilcock. The school has been asked to submit a formal application together with additional details in relation to its needs. On receipt of this information the school's requirements will be considered as a matter of urgency.


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