Dáil Éireann - Volume 641 - 08 November, 2007
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Deputy Joanna Tuffy Deputy Joanna Tuffy
Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Education and Science the position regarding the need for a new second level school to provide school places for second level students from the area known as Lucan south; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27817/07]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: The Department monitors enrolments in the Lucan area on an on-going basis to ensure adequate capacity and will provide extra accommodation if needed.
At post primary level, recent building projects have increased capacity to 3,000 pupil places which will cater for not only the current enrolments of 2,476 pupils but provide additional capacity of over 500 places. In addition, a building project for Lucan Community college will further increase capacity by 200 pupil places. A building project for St Joseph’s College is also being assessed with a view to providing additional capacity at post-primary level in Lucan.
The situation will continue to be monitored to ensure that there are sufficient places to meet demand into the future.
Dáil Éireann 641 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.