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Gallagher, Pat the Cope, Gallagher, Pat the Cope

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4

Adjournment Debate. - Schools Refurbishment.

Ba mhaith liom mo buíochas a chur in iúil don Teachta Enright as ucht an cheist seo a ardú ar an athló agus deis a thabhairt dom an méid dul chun cinn atá ...More Button

I thank the Deputy for giving me the opportunity to outline to the House the substantial progress that has been made in recent years in the primary schools building area. In 1997 a total of €4...More Button

On behalf of the Minister for Education and Science, I want to dispel a misunderstanding that has arisen in relation to the 400 major primary school projects in architectural planning listed in on...More Button

Because they are major projects, they have to go through a detailed process of architectural planning which can take a considerable period of time to complete. The financial commitments to be met f...More Button

Priority is given to the following broad categories of projects: new schools to cater for substantial increases in enrolments in rapidly developing areas where no other primary school exists; accom...More Button

The primary responsibility for health and safety in school buildings rests with the school management authorities. The Department of Education and Science will assist schools in fulfilling these ob...More Button

The Minister for Education and Science intends to examine the potential for using PPP mechanisms and the concept advanced in An Agreed Programme for Government of a multi-annual programme schools' ...More Button