Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Tuesday, 26 April 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 601 No. 2

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  447.  Mr. Noonan  Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a school (details supplied) in County Limerick is in unsuitable temporary accommodation; the steps she intends taking to assist it in finding a greenfield site or a building it may convert to establish a permanent school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13227/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The school referred to by the Deputy was granted provisional recognition effective from September 2004. The school authorities were advised at that time the question of permanent recognition would be considered when the Department was satisfied that long-term viability had been demonstrated and that the school was operating in accordance with the rules for national schools.

Until such time as permanent recognition is granted to the school, my Department will not be progressing the provision of a site or permanent accommodation for the school. If and when permanent recognition is granted, budgetary factors will then determine the rate of progress on the acquisition of a site and on the delivery of permanent accommodation for the school.

  448.  Dr. Upton  Information on Mary Upton  Zoom on Mary Upton   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position regarding an application by a school (details supplied) in Dublin 10 for security fencing on the summer works scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13228/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the funding is being provided under the summer works scheme 2005 for the provision of security fencing and a CCTV system for the school in question.

Questions Nos. 449 to 451, inclusive, answered with Question No. 83.


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