Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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  804.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20075/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The project referred to by the Deputy is listed among the 122 large scale projects on the school building programme announced in January to move to tender and construction over a 12 to 15 month period. The project is at planning permission stage and it is envisaged that tenders will be sought later this year.

  805.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position in relation to the extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20076/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The project referred to by the Deputy is listed among the 122 large scale projects on the school building programme which will move to tender and construction. My Department has given devolved authority to the school in question to proceed with the project to tender and construction. I understand the project is at tender stage with tenders due to be returned before the end of June.

  806.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position in relation to a school (details supplied) in conjunction with the County Kildare VEC relating to relocation and extension of the school’s capacity; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20077/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  County Kildare VEC, the management authority of St. Patrick’s post primary school, is progressing plans to relocate the school and extend its capacity to 1,000 pupils. Discussions involving officials from my Department, County Kildare VEC, the local authority and representatives of a developer have been held in the matter. The discussions are ongoing and will be concluded as soon as possible to allow a final decision to be taken in the matter.

  807.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the position regarding extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; when an extension will commence at this school; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20078/05]

  809.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when extra facilities will be [1938]provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20080/05]

  810.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20081/05]

  812.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20083/05]

  813.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when school renovations will be sanctioned at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20084/05]

  814.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   when the accommodation issue will be addressed at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare, where no facilities are available for resource teaching; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20085/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  I propose to take Questions Nos. 807, 809, 810 and 812 to 814, inclusive, together.

Applications for capital funding from the schools in question were considered as part of a review of all projects which did not proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme. Under the review, all projects have been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria revised last year following consultation with the education partners. Each project has been assigned a band rating and the progress of all projects, including those referred to by the Deputy, is being considered in the context of the school building programme from 2005 onwards.


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