Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 19 October, 2006
Written Answers. - School Places.
Mr. McCormack Mr. McCormack
Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Education and Science if her attention has been drawn to the lack of school places in Galway City and County; the plans her Department have to provide these school places elsewhere bearing in mind that it is important that the choice continues to exist for all girls education in addition to other forms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33780/06]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: Projected enrolment arising from recent and planned population growth indicate the need to provide for additional school places in some areas and to meet that anticipated demand, last year I announced the provision of a new 650 pupil post-primary school at Doughiska/Ardaun on the eastern side of the city and also the provision of a new 550 place school to replace the existing Coláiste na Coiribe on the western side of the city. My officials will continue to monitor demand for post-primary places in the Galway city and county areas and developments such as those outlined by the Deputy, which may impact on current provision on a phased basis, will be factored into the school planning process as a routine part of the assessment of need for educational places in any given area.
Question No. 317 answered with Question No. 314.
Dáil Éireann 625 Written Answers. School Places.