Dáil Éireann - Volume 679 - 31 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Deputy John Deasy Deputy John Deasy
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Education and Science the reason there are continuous delays with regard to the building programme at a school (details supplied) in County Waterford; when he will sanction the school to move to stage four of the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13300/09]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: The proposed building project for the school to which the Deputy refers is currently awaiting the appointment of a Design Team. The Deputy will be aware that on 12th February, I announced details of 25 high priority projects to commence architectural planning. The project for the school in question was not  included in this announcement. Therefore, it is not anticipated that it will be proceeding this year.
The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design stage through to construction phase is considered in the context of my Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme. In light of current competing demands on the capital budget of the Department, it is not possible to give an indicative timeframe for the progression of the project at this time. It will however be considered for progression under my Department’s capital programme for 2010.
Dáil Éireann 679 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.