Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 03 November, 2004

Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

  258. Ms McManus asked the Minister for Education and Science if two schools (details supplied) regarding which the authority made the decision to amalgamate will be amalgamated; if the building of a new school for the amalgamation of the two schools will be included in the multi-annual school programme due to be published before the end of 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27367/04]

  Ms Hanafin:The managerial authorities of the schools in question have agreed to amalgamate [1304] to form a new co-educational school. The school planning section of my Department is currently examining the long-term accommodation needs of the proposed new single co-educational school. As soon as a decision is taken in this matter, my officials will be in direct contact with the school authorities. The needs of the new school will be considered in the context of the ongoing review of all projects that have not proceeded to tender and construction.