Dáil Éireann - Volume 642 - 22 November, 2007
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Deputy Bernard J. Durkan
Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science if she has received submissions for the provision of a second level school (details supplied) in north Kildare; when she expects to be in a position to respond positively to such a proposal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30458/07]
Deputy Mary Hanafin Deputy Mary Hanafin
Deputy Mary Hanafin: My Department has given careful consideration to an application for a second level all-Irish school for the North Kildare area and has decided that the application is premature and should not be granted. In arriving at this conclusion, account was taken of the establishment of Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan, under the aegis of Co. Dublin VEC to serve the needs of the west Dublin /north Kildare area, including Maynooth and Kilcock.
A multi-million Euro building project has recently been completed to provide Coláiste Cois Life with permanent accommodation to cater for a long term projected enrolment of 600 pupils. Transport arrangements to this school will continue to be available, as necessary, subject to the usual conditions for pupils from the North Kildare area. The Department has agreed to keep the situation under review.
Dáil Éireann 642 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.