Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 673 No. 2

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  446.  Deputy Leo Varadkar  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the progress made to date in providing a sports hall and extension to a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3452/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an early stage of architectural planning. My Department has received a Stage 2/3 (sketch scheme) addendum and it is being reviewed. Officials in my Department will be in further contact with the Design Team on completion of this review.

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

  447.  Deputy Leo Varadkar  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the progress made to date in providing an extension for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3453/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  The major capital project for the School to which the Deputy refers has been assigned the highest priority band rating of 1. [406]A design team has been appointed and the project is currently at Stage 1 — preliminary design and sketch scheme.

The progression of all large scale building projects from initial design stage through to tender and construction, including this project, will be considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department’s Multi-Annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. In light of current competing demands on my Department’s capital budget, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the completion of the project at this time.

  448.  Deputy Leo Varadkar  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   asked the Minister for Education and Science  Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe   the progress made to date in providing an extension and new car park for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3454/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  The major capital project for the School to which the Deputy refers has been assigned the highest priority band rating of 1 and a design team has been appointed.

The progression of all large scale building projects from initial design stage through to tender and construction, including this project, will be considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department’s Multi-Annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. In light of current competing demands on my Department’s capital budget, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the completion of the project at this time.


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