Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 29 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Deputy Seán Sherlock asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 412 of 13 May 2008, if he has considered a request for a meeting with representatives of a school (details supplied) in County Cork to discuss progress in relation to the provision of a new secondary school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21540/08]

  Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: Schedules of overall accommodation for the school to which the Deputy refers have been agreed with Co. Cork Vocational Education Committee to cater for a long term enrolment of 325 pupils. The progression of this project as with all large scale building projects, from initial design stage through to construction phase, will be considered on an on-going basis in the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. However, in light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time.

I will give consideration to such a meeting when I have fully examined issues relating to funding and other aspects of the School Building and Modernisation Programme.