Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 04 March, 2008

Written Answers. - Property Transfers.

Deputy Paul Gogarty asked the Minister for Education and Science the procedures that should be followed by a primary school (details supplied) wishing to buy out the lease for its site, in particular, when no copy of the original lease can be found; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9095/08]

  Deputy Mary Hanafin: The lease for the school referred to by the Deputy is held in my Department.

The lease which is for 99 years will expire in the year 2011. The Deputy should note that the lease in this instance guarantees that the school property is retained for Educational use. If the school moves premises or the building is no longer required for educational use, arrangements can be made to surrender the lease however the Department may seek a full or partial refund of the capital investment which is subject to the lease.