Dáil Éireann - Volume 590 - 14 October, 2004
Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.
Ms Enright Ms Enright
125. Ms Enright asked the Minister for Education and Science when she expects the extension to a school (details supplied) in County Cork to commence; the reason work on the extension has not proceeded since it was sanctioned in 2000; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this four teacher school has had only three classrooms for the past 17 years and that the general practitioner room is now used as a classroom; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24896/04]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The refurbishment-extension project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an  early stage of architectural planning. It has a band two rating. This project was not authorised to proceed to tender and construction this year. My Department’s technical staff are currently examining the stage two-three documentation, detailed plans-costs. The school authorities will be kept advised of developments.
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 project 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.
Dáil Éireann 590 Written Answers Schools Building Projects.