Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Thursday, 15 December 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 612 No. 70

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  357.  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 with regard to completion of school works at a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; if same is still on schedule to be completed by mid-2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40037/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The building project to which the Deputy refers is still on schedule and due to be completed in mid-2006.

  358.  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 degree to which school places and facilities at primary and second level exist in Clane, County Kildare to meet requirements; the degree to which current or proposed facilities exist to fulfil this need at present and for the foreseeable future; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40038/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  Applications for major capital funding have been received from the schools to which the Deputy refers. These applications have been assessed in accordance with the published criteria for large scale building projects and progress on the proposed works will be considered in the context of the school building and modernisation programme from 2006 onwards.

Question No. 359 answered with Question
No. 347.

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  360.  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 progress in relation to the provision of the extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40040/05]

  362.  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 progress in relation to the provision of the extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40042/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  I propose to take Questions Nos. 360 and 362 together.

My Department has not received an application for capital funding from the management authority of the school to which he refers.

  361.  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   if extra facilities will be offered to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40041/05]

Minister for Education and Science (Ms Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an early stage of architectural planning. Earlier this year I announced details of 124 schools to progress through the architectural planning process and among those listed was the building project for the school in question. In November of this year my Department’s school planning section re-assessed the long-term projected enrolment and staffing at Caragh national school in order to ensure that the extension will deliver accommodation appropriate to the school’s future needs. They have contacted the school authorities with the above information and officials from the school building section have since requested the school’s design team to submit a revised sketch scheme to reflect the additional accommodation now required. No further progress can be made until this is received.

Question No. 362 answered with Question
No. 360.

Question No. 363 answered with Question
No. 330.


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