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Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 254. Mr. Deenihan Information on Jimmy Deenihan Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  asked the Minister for Education and Science Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods  if the necessary funding will be provided to build eight classrooms, eight offices and canteen facilities at Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10485/02]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Information on Michael Woods Zoom on Michael Woods The planning section of my Department is carrying out an examination of the future accommodation requirements of each of the post-primary schools in the Tralee area. As part of this examination, factors such as housing developments, current and projected enrolments, and [895] the current capacity of schools in the area are being considered.

This examination is nearing completion and a decision will be then be made on how best to meet the long-term accommodation needs of each post-primary school, including the Mercy Secondary School, Mounthawk. The overall objective will be to ensure that, between them, the post-primary schools will have the capacity to cater for the anticipated number of students from the area.

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