Dáil Éireann - Volume 654 - 15 May, 2008
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Deputy Paul Connaughton Deputy Paul Connaughton
Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Education and Science if his attention  has been drawn to the overcrowded conditions at a school (details supplied) in County Galway, the efforts being made by the board of management, the teachers and parents in this school to have a new school built, the exorbitant cost of the two prefabs on the site which are costing over €90,000 for the school year 2008, that the prefabs will cost over €20,000 in rent each year thereafter, and that due to the lack of accommodation another two prefabs will have to be made available at a similar cost; when he proposes to have the new school commenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18982/08]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: An application from the school referred to by the Deputy for a large scale building project has been assessed in accordance with my Department’s published prioritisation criteria for large scale projects.
Following on from a technical visit by officials of my Department the Patron has confirmed the availability of additional lands for a new school building. Further progression of this proposed project will be considered in the context of my Department’s multi annual School Building and Modernisation Programme.
Dáil Éireann 654 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.