Dáil Éireann - Volume 526 - 21 November, 2000

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

446. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the current position in regard to the provision of extra places and facilities at St. Patrick's post primary school, Naas, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26801/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): As indicated in reply to parliamentary Question No. 213 on 4 October 2000, an extension of 1097 square metres for St. Patrick's post primary school, Naas, and a refurbishment of the existing school have been agreed in principle with County Kildare vocational education committee. My Department is in consultation with County Kildare vocational education committee concerning the most appropriate way to progress this matter.

447. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the current position in regard to the provision of extra facilities required in respect of Scoil Uí Riada, Kilcock, County Kildare; his schedule for the provision of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26802/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): Architectural planning for the provision of permanent accommodation for Gaelscoil Uí Riada, Kilcock, is under way at present. It is not possible to say at this point when construction will commence. However, the school authorities will be keep informed of developments.

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448. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science the current position in regard to the provision of permanent facilities at Scoil Uí Fhiach, Maynooth, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26803/00]

Minister for Education and Science (Dr. Woods): I confirm that my Department has received an application from the management authorities of Gaelscoil Uí Fhiach for permanent accommodation. The application is one of a large volume of applications on hand within my Department and it will be processed as quickly as possible.