Dáil Éireann - Volume 637 - 05 July, 2007
Written Answers. - Schools Refurbishment.
Deputy Róisín Shortall Deputy Róisín Shortall
Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Science further to Parliamentary Question No. 613 of 26 June 2007, the reason schools (details supplied) in Dublin 9 must reapply for funding for the much needed refurbishment works for their schools and assembly hall in view of the fact that this application was already made in the context of the proposed amalgamation of the schools; if she will give approval for these works to proceed in view of their urgent nature; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19636/07]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: The schools to which the Deputy refers made certain demands of the Department for capital works in the context of an amalgamation negotiation. They have not, otherwise, completed a formal application under any section/scheme of the Department’s Capital Programme.
The amalgamation is not being pursued and, while this does not preclude the schools from applying for capital funding, they must decide which section/scheme of the Department’s capital programme is most appropriate to their needs. Any such application will be assessed in accordance with the relevant governing criteria which treat all applications in an open, transparent and equitable manner.
Dáil Éireann 637 Written Answers. Schools Refurbishment.