Dáil Éireann - Volume 589 - 05 October, 2004

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

  320. Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Education and Science if works will now be funded at schools (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if her attention has been drawn to the anxiety of the local community that commitments be honoured; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23442/04]

  Ms Hanafin: I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the school in question has been requested to ask their design team to submit a report in relation to provision of boundary wall/fence. As soon as this report is received, further consideration will be given to the matter.

In addition, a proposed large-scale building refurbishment project for the school is listed in section 8 of the 2004 school building programme. This project is at stage 4/5 — detail design/bill of quantities — of architectural planning. It has been assigned a band 3 rating by my Department in accordance with the published criteria for prioritising large-scale projects.

My Department’s officials are currently reviewing all projects that were not authorised to proceed to construction as part of the 2004 school building programme including the school in question with a view to including them as part of a multi-annual school building programme from 2005. I expect to make further announcements in this regard before the end of the year.