Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - Schools Recognition.

Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding a school (details supplied) in Dublin 5; if she will ensure that the school and campus is retained for educational and community purposes; if she has met any of the interested groups who wish to carry on the educational and community function of the school; if not, if she will arrange an urgent meeting with all of the interested parties; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [20908/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin:I am please to inform the Deputy that the school to which he refers has been retained for educational use.

In this regard, the City of Dublin V.E.C, acting as anchor tenant, will be providing further education courses for the local community and St. Michael’s House will be making new autistic provision. From next year, the building will also be occupied by another educational facility. The details of this are currently being worked out. The V.E.C. will also be ascertaining the status of any arrangements which were in place with third-parties for the use of some parts of the building for the purpose of regularising these arrangements.