271. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to provide primary schools in Swords; his views on the need for a primary school in the River Valley and Ridgewood area of Swords; the meetings that have taken place with his Departmental officials on this matter in recent months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13902/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - School Accommodation Provision)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): My Department has recently contacted all of the primary schools in the Swords area to review their projected enrolments for September 2018. The schools concerned generally commenced their enrolment process for the new junior infants in early January of this year and this process is not yet complete. In that regard, the level of demand for all schools is not available at this point. Each school has issued invitations for enrolment through...

153. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if an emergency task force can be set up to include all patronage bodies and senior officials from his Department to tackle the primary school places crisis in Fingal, particularly in Swords and Balbriggan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11249/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - School Accommodation Provision)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): My Department uses a Geographical Information System to identify the areas under increased demographic pressure nationwide. The system uses data from the Central Statistics Office, Ordnance Survey Ireland, the Department of Social Protection and information from my Department’s own databases. With this information, my Department is currently carrying out demographic analyses to determine where additional school accommodation is needed at...