Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science her proposals for the provision of adequate primary places at Kilcock, County Kildare; when she expects work to start in the context of meeting the current and future requirements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21150/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin:The Department has made a number of interventions in the Kilcock area to [548] ensure that there will be adequate pupil places for all those seeking them for the foreseeable future.

Specifically, Gaelscoil Chill Choca commenced the 2007/2008 school year in a brand new purpose built 16-classroom facility. A building project for Scoil Choca Naofa is progressing through architectural planning for the provision of accommodation to bring it up to a 16-classroom facility also and an application for capital funding from the management authority of St Joseph’s Boys’ National School is currently being assessed. Apart from these interventions, the Department is monitoring housing developments in the Kilcock area to ensure that any additional needs are met as expeditiously as possible.

Question No. 859 answered with Question No. 821.