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Written Answers. - Castletownbere (Cork) Community School.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 149. Mr. J. Walsh Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Education Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach  if she will have arrangements made to have urgent repairs carried out to the physical education hall at Castletownbere Community School, County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9258/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): Information on Niamh Bhreathnach Zoom on Niamh Bhreathnach There is no record of an application in my Department's building unit from the board of management [168] of Beara Community School, Castletownbere, County Cork for repairs to the physical education hall at the school.

However, an application has been received in the sports section of my Department from Beara Sports Committee for grant aid towards the cost of replacing the roof on Beara sports hall under my Department's recreational facilities scheme.

The position in relation to school sports facilities is that, in general, school projects are not eligible for national lottery funding under either the major sports capital programme or the recreational facilities scheme. However, a limited number of school sports facilities have been assisted under the schemes where the project is being undertaken by a local community group in co-operation with a school. One of the conditions attaching to the scheme is that the completed facility must be available to all sections of the community.

This application will be considered under the terms of these schemes, subject to the funds available, when decisions are being made on future grant allocations.

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