Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007
Written Answers. - School Accommodation.
Mr. Gregory Mr. Gregory
Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Education and Science if her Department will assess future needs for primary school accommodation in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 7 where local national schools are full to capacity and where there will be a significant population increase arising from new apartment developments planned for the district. [1360/07]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
 Ms Hanafin: The future needs for primary school accommodation in the Dublin 7 area are being assessed in the context of applications on hands for major capital funding from a number of schools. In common with all such applications, the Department carries out a detailed examination of the demographics of an area together with planned housing developments etc. to ensure that any planned capital investment will meet the needs of an area as a whole for the foreseeable future.
Progress on individual projects is then subject to the published prioritisation criteria for large scale building projects. Schools in rapidly developing areas are prioritised under these criteria.
Dáil Éireann 630 Written Answers. School Accommodation.