Thursday, 16 December 2010
Dáil Éireann Debate
16. Deputy David Stanton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills the progress she has made in providing additional second level school places in Midleton, Carrigtwohill and the east Cork area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47377/10]
Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Mary Coughlan): The Forward Planning Section of my Department is in the process of analysing all areas in the country in order to determine the level of additional provision which will be required at both primary and post primary level up to 2017. Overall post-primary requirements in the Midleton, Carrigtwohill and the East Cork area will be fully considered in this context.
It is expected that initially any additional places would be provided by extensions to the existing schools. In this context, I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has, in the last two years, approved capital funding to provide additional accommodation in CBS Midleton, Midleton College and St Aloysius College to provide for the schools’ immediate accommodation needs.
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