Dáil Éireann - Volume 359 - 06 June, 1985

Written Answers. - Drogheda VEC Land Purchase Proposal.

69. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for Education when she will give sanction for the purchase of approximately three and a half acres of land from Drogheda Corporation by Drogheda VEC at Rathmullen, Drogheda; if she will confirm that the purchase price as agreed is £10,000; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Education (Mrs. Hussey): The town of Drogheda Vocational Education Committee proposed to acquire three and a half acres of land, adjoining the Rathmullen Vocational School site, from Drogheda Corporation at a cost of £10,000 and sought official sanction for the transaction. Having examined the matter my Department is satisfied that the existing site is more than adequate to accommodate all necessary school amenities. For this reason, and because of the need to reserve capital resources to meet the continuing high level of demand, generally, for essential classroom accommodation, the committee has recently been informed that my Department is not in a position to fund the proposal.