Written Answers. - School Building Projects.

Tuesday, 17 December 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 473 No. 1

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  220.  Mr. D. Ahern  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   if she will progress to tender the application for an extension by De La Salle College, Dundalk, County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24325/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  My Department has approved in principle the provision of additional accommodation at De La Salle College, Dundalk, County Louth. Stage V submission — bill of quantities is currently being examined by officials from my Department. This extension project De La Salle College is one of a number of projects being considered for inclusion in the 1997 capital programme.

  221.  Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn  Information on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  Zoom on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   the current position regarding improvement works at a school (details supplied) in County Galway. [24330/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  The current position on the project is that all the planning work has been completed and the contract documentation is ready. A decision on the timing of the tender process must be taken in the light of existing contractural commitments for 1997 and the funds which will be available in 1997. At this stage, I am not in a position to give approval for the tender process.

  222.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   when the planning process for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo will be completed; and when the construction stage will commence. [24360/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  An extension is currently being planned for this school. The bill of quantities for the project has been submitted to the Department and is currently being examined by the Department's technical staff. When the bill of quantities is approved, the next step is the invitation of tenders. The question of allowing the project to proceed to construction will be considered in the context of the capital allocation for post-primary building purposes in 1997.

  223.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Education  Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach   if she will approve a national school (details supplied) in County Mayo for the 1997 building programme in view of the condition of the school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24372/96]

[306]Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach  Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  The school referred to by the Deputy will be considered for inclusion in the next list of major projects for planning.


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