Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 30 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.
Deputy Enda Kenny Deputy Enda Kenny
Deputy Enda Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Science the result of meetings he had on the subject of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 7 being accommodated on the existing site; when these meetings took place; the position regarding same; if a new school will be built on the existing site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26136/09]
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe Deputy Batt O’Keeffe
Deputy Batt O’Keeffe: In January 2009, officials from my Department met with the City Council and representatives of the GAA club to discuss the issue of entering into a lease arrangement with the City Council which in time will require the GAA club to surrender its interest on some of the lands required for a building project.
In February 2009, Department officials met separately with representatives of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club to discuss 3 potential design options available to allow for the provision of an 8 classroom school on the site. On foot of this, my Department subsequently wrote to Dublin City Council advising them of the design option favoured by the GAA club and requested the Local Authority to consider a technical assessment of the site incorporating the views of the GAA.
At the end of May 2009, my Department received Dublin City Council’s observations on the proposed design option for the new school building favoured by the GAA club. There were a number of issues raised by the Council which required a further technical inspection of the site by my Department. This visit was completed recently and the report from this inspection will inform the Department’s position on the matter. The Department intends to communicate the findings from the report to the GAA Club in the very near future.
Dáil Éireann 686 Written Answers. Schools Building Projects.