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Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 187.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the reason a school (details supplied) in County Laois was not included on the schools building programme announced by him on 12 March 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16343/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn In view of the need to ensure every child has access to a school place, the delivery of major school projects to meet the demographic demands nationally will be the main focus for capital investment in schools in the coming years. The five-year programme announced earlier this month is focused on meeting those demographic needs. In that context, it was not possible to advance all applications for capital funding concurrently. I can confirm to the Deputy that a potential site has been identified for a building for the school referred to by the Deputy. Once the site is secured, my officials will be in contact with the school authority in relation to the next steps to be taken to progress the project.

Question No. 188 answered with Question No. 175.


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