Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - Property Transfers.

Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will provide a progress report on the transfer of lands in Santry, Dublin 9, from the City Council to her Department for a school (details supplied); the reason for the delay in this process; and the time scale for the operation of a temporary school building and a permanent school building. [20749/07]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin:The legal documents for the transfer of the site to which the Deputy refers from Dublin City Council to the Department have recently been cleared by the Chief State Solicitor’s Office and arrangements are being made for their execution. The Department is committed to the provision, in the shortest possible time-frame, of suitable accommodation on the site to cater for the needs of the school in question and, accordingly, the process of its design and planning has been advancing concurrently with the finalisation of legalities in respect of the site. Both Department Officials and the design consultants appointed to the project are liaising with the school authorities in this regard.