Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 640 No. 1

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  473.  Deputy Pat Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   further to Parliamentary Question No. 128 of 11 October 2007, when the long-term projection assessment for a school (details supplied) in County Clare will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25114/07]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  An assessment of projected enrolment trends, demographic trends and housing developments in the area is currently underway

in order to determine the long term projected staffing figure on which the school’s accommodation needs will be based. Once the long term projection has been determined officials in School Planning Section will be in contact with the school authority.

The building project will be considered in the context of the multi annual School Building and Modernisation programme.

  474.  Deputy Mary O’Rourke  Information on Mary O'Rourke  Zoom on Mary O'Rourke   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the situation regarding the provision of new school facilities for a school (details supplied) in County Longford. [25115/07]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  The Board of Management of the school referred to by the Deputy is the Client/Contracting Authority for their proposed building project. As client, the Board is currently overseeing the appointment of an architectural Design Team and it is my understanding that this process is at an advanced stage.

Progression of all projects to tender and construction will be considered in the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.

  475.  Deputy Bernard Allen  Information on Bernard Allen  Zoom on Bernard Allen   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin   the reason for the long delays in proceeding with the extension for a school (details supplied) in County Cork. [25125/07]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Mary Hanafin): Information on Mary Hanafin  Zoom on Mary Hanafin  Officials in the Department have completed a technical visit of the school referred to by the Deputy with a view to determining the project brief. The future progression of the project will be considered in the context of the School Building and Modernisation Programme.


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