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Written Answers - School Accommodation

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 185.  Deputy Tom Hayes Information on Tom Hayes Zoom on Tom Hayes  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the reason every application by a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary to have the prefabs on the school grounds replaced with proper classrooms has been refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16298/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Deputy will be aware that this school has also submitted an application for a major extension refurbishment school project, that includes for the replacement of the temporary accommodation referred to by the Deputy. This project is currently in early architectural planning. Any application for the separate replacement of the temporary accommodation concerned cannot be considered in isolation of the major project plan application. Details of all projects in respect of the currentschool building programme, including this project, are available on the Department’s website, www.education.ie. In relation to the temporary accommodation currently being rented by the school, it is a matter, in the first instance, for the school authorities to ensure that the supplier(s) of these prefabricated buildings maintain them to a standard suitable for use.


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