Tuesday, 18 October 2005
Dáil Eireann Debate
712. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Education and Science the progress made on the application for funding for the provision of a general purpose classroom at a school (details supplied) in County Sligo; if money will be allocated in view of the fact that this school is located in a catchment area that is experiencing a growth in population; when the work will commence and the timescale involved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28725/05]
Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): The application from the school referred to by the Deputy has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria which was revised last year following consultation with the education partners. The project is being considered for progression in the context of the school building and modernisation programme 2005-09.
713. Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the provision of a new school at Nurney, County Kildare, in view of the efforts of the local committee and parents council to provide the funding to purchase the school site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28728/05]
Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): The new eight classroom building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an early stage of architectural planning. My Department’s officials are in the process of examining a recently received stage 2 submission, developed sketch scheme. When this examination is completed they will be in contact with the school authorities with regard to the next steps involved in progressing this building project.
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