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Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 201.  Deputy Brendan Smith Information on Brendan Smith Zoom on Brendan Smith  asked the Minister for Education and Skills in relation to each of Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the five new schools announced for Lucan, Dublin, when were these projects initiated; the anticipated timeframe for delivery; the stage of these projects; if delays are anticipated; the funding that has been set aside for these projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16583/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn On the 12th of March I announced a five year plan which outlined the major school projects that will proceed to construction over the lifetime of the plan. Details of the individual projects and the indicative timeline for when each project is expected to proceed to construction were published as part of the announcement.

A total of €1.5 billion will be spent on those projects included in the five year plan. This expenditure will form part of a larger €2 billion capital investment programme over that period.

There will be a small number of additional projects, required for demographic reasons, which will need to proceed to construction in the lifetime of the Plan which did not form part of my recent announcement. These are school projects where discussions are under way with a school concerning an extension and which have not been completed.

Details of the five year plan and the individual projects included in the plan are available on my Department’s website at

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