Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 04 July, 2006

Written Answers. - Site Acquisitions.

Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Science the negotiations which have taken place regarding a site for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 22; if she has identified a suitable site; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25714/06]

Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Science if negotiations are continuing between her Department and an organisation regarding the sale of a site for a replacement school (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25715/06]

  Ms Hanafin:I propose to take Questions Nos. 668 and 669 together.

[558] My Department has acknowledged the need for a permanent solution to meet the long term accommodation needs of the school referred to by the Deputy. The school is currently occupying rented accommodation which is being grant aided at the rate of 95% by my Department. Officials are actively looking at proposals regarding an alternative site for the school. However, due to commercial sensitivities surrounding site acquisitions, the Deputy will appreciate that I am unable to comment on specific site purchase issues.

Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Education and Science the future plans for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; if consideration was given to making it a gaelcoláiste; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25723/06]

  Ms Hanafin:My Department is in discussions with the owners of the property referred to by the Deputy regarding the possibility of it being retained for educational use. These discussions are ongoing.