Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 687 No. 5

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  1230.  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 position regarding the refurbishment of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29710/09]

Minister for Education and Science (Deputy Batt O’Keeffe): Information on Batt O'Keeffe  Zoom on Batt O'Keeffe  I can confirm to the Deputy that the school to which he refers has applied for major capital grant aid. The school’s application has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisation criteria of my Department and has been assigned a Band rating of 2.4.

The progression of all large scale projects, including this project, will be considered in the context of the Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. However, in light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time.

Since 2004, the school has received significant funding under the Summer Works Scheme and the Emergency Works Scheme for refurbishment works on areas such as roofs, drainage, windows and toilets. The school was also awarded a grant under the Permanent Accommodation Scheme for the provision of permanent classrooms.

In addition, two projects under the Summer Works and Emergency Works Schemes relating to refurbishment of science labs and roof works have been approved for the school in 2009.

Questions Nos. 1231 and 1232 answered with Question No. 1229.


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