226. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe from when a site is identified and purchased for a new school or an existing school to be transferred to a new site, built and opened; the main stages in the process after land acquisition to school opening; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17727/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Schools Building Projects)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I am pleased to inform the Deputy that my Department has set out on its website, the stages in school building projects and also outlines the current status of existing major projects in the school building programme in a more user-friendly format. The status of projects is being regularly updated to reflect their progress as part of the €8.4 billion investment in school buildings under Project Ireland 2040. Please see here: www.educat...

327. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status and progress of the building project for a school (details supplied); when each stage is expected to be achieved up to and including the completion of the new building; the target date for the opening of the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 54529/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy may be aware, the project to which he refers has been devolved for delivery to the local Education and Training Board (ETB). 
Planning permission has been received for the project which is at the detailed design stage. In this regard, the Stage 2B submission was recently submitted to my Department for examination. The outcome of this examination will be conveyed to the ETB as soon as it is available. As the project is st...

153. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new and permanent building for a school (details supplied) in view of the traffic and safety concerns being caused for parents and pupils due to its current temporary location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52638/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school to which the Deputy refers is temporarily located in a property in the ownership of Teagasc in Kinsealy, Dublin 17 pending delivery of the school’s permanent accommodation. 
My Department is aware that the school has made contact with Fingal County Council’s traffic engineer and Road Safety Officer and that the Council has completed a report recommending that appropriate parking options need to be identified. In this regard, ...

118. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of new school buildings for a school (details supplied); his views on the acquisition of land; if the extension of the school is a more likely prospect in the short term as a result; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49499/17 asked on 22 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): My Department is currently finalising its plans for capital expenditure in 2018. Building projects, including the project for the school to which the Deputy refers, will be considered in that context. 
Officials from my Department will shortly be in contact with the school regarding the timeframe for progression of its project.
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315. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the construction of a permanent school building (details supplied); the annual cost of the school’s prefabs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45880/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy may be aware, my Department has been working with South Dublin County Council to acquire the site on which the school is currently located in temporary accommodation in order to facilitate the development of a permanent building for the school.  
The disposal of the site to my Department has been approved by South Dublin County Council. However, title issues were identified with the property and a Compulsory Purchase Orde...

319. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the building of a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); the annual cost to his Department of the school’s prefabricated buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 45890/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy may be aware, my Department has been working with South Dublin County Council to acquire the site on which the school is currently located in temporary accommodation in order to facilitate the development of a permanent building for the school.  
The disposal of the site to my Department has been approved by South Dublin County Council. However, title issues were identified with the property and a Compulsory Purchase Orde...

349. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the delivery of a new primary school in Donabate, County Dublin in view of the requirement due to the increase in population; the waiting lists currently for a number of schools in the area; the expected rise in population due to increased development; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 46180/17 asked on 07 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Data)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): In order to plan for school provision and analyse the relevant demographic data, my Department divides the country into 314 school planning areas. My Department uses a Geographical Information System (GIS) to identify where the pressure for school places across these areas will arise. The GIS uses data from a range of sources, including the Central Statistics Office, Ordnance Survey Ireland, the Department of Social Protection and my Dep...

171. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new school building for a school (details supplied); when the work is due to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43386/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school referred to is included in the 6 Year Capital Programme (2016-2021). 
My Department is currently finalising the project brief and once this process is complete, my Department will be in further contact with the school. The project will be progressed into the architectural planning process without delay when the brief has been finalised.
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162. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a starting date for work to complete the next stage of a school (details supplied) will begin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29131/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The project to which the Deputy referrs was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016. Tenders are due back in mid-July.  
Subject to no issues arising it is anticipated that construction will commence in late 2017 and the project is scheduled to take approximately 18 months to complete. 
Following requests from other members of the Oireachtas, including Deputy Alan Farrell and Senator James Reilly, to arrange a meeting with repres...

643. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the provision of a new school building for a school (details supplied); the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28960/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Building project at the school referred to by the Deputy has completed Stage 2A - Detailed Design of the Architectural Planning process. 
It became necessary during the course of the design stage to terminate the appointment of the Mechanical and Electrical engineer on this project. The tendering process for a replacement Mechanical & Electrical Engineer is nearing completion. Once the replacement Mechanical and Electrical Engineer i...

127. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of the second phase of a second level school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 22303/17 asked on 10 May 2017 - Schools Building Projects)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The project referred to by the Deputy was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016. 
However, as the pre-qualification of contractors had first been conducted by the design team in April 2015, the design team, concerned about the possibility of legal challenges, asked the Office of Government Procurement for advice on this matter. The advice was that it would be prudent to run the pre-qualification again. 
The Design Team has rer...

112. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the provision of a new secondary school in Swords; when it will open; if the patronage has been decided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18949/17 asked on 13 Apr 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The new post-primary school for Swords is due to open in 2017 under the patronage of Dublin & Dun Laoghaire ETB.  As the Deputy may be aware, the building project for this new post-primary school is included on my Department’s six year construction programme.  
My Department has worked closely with Fingal County Council in respect of this and conveyancing is currently underway in respect of a site for the permanent school accommodation.
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239. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a school building project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11953/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The project to which the Deputy refers was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016. This project is the second phase of accommodation for the school in question and will cater for an additional 650 pupils. 
The Design Team has rerun the pre-qualification of suitable contractors and is currently finalising a shortlist of up to ten contractors who will be requested to tender for the project. 
Subject to no issues arising it is ant...

160. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of new building works for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32994/16 asked on 02 Nov 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project for the school to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design, which includes the applications for Planning Permission, Fire Certificate and Disability Access Certificate and the preparation of Tender Documents. All statutory approvals have been secured and the Design Team have been authorised to complete Stage 2(b).
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111. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if funding has been allocated for the building of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 31198/16 asked on 20 Oct 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The project referred to by the Deputy has recently been approved to proceed to Stage 3 which involves the tender competition for appointment of the building contractor. The ETB and its design team have been informed. Once this project commences construction it will start to draw down the funding being allocated to it.
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155. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the new secondary school for Swords in north county Dublin; when this school will be delivered; if he will provide a map to indicate the exact location of the proposed school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29718/16 asked on 11 Oct 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school to which the Deputy refers will open in September 2017 and the patronage process for this school is ongoing at present.
As the Deputy may be aware, the building project for the new post-primary school to serve Swords is included on my Departments six year construction programme, announced in November 2015.  The project for this school is listed to go to construction during the period 2019 to 2021.  
My Department has worked cl...

251. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delay in building phase 2 of a college (details supplied); when building works are due to commence; and his views on whether phase 1 is not fit for purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26744/16 asked on 27 Sep 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The building project referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2(b) - Detailed Design, which involves planning permission, fire certificate and disability access certificate and the completion of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.
Phase 1 of the school was completed in 2013 and the school authority has given my Department no indication that it considers the building be an...

307. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a site has been identified for a secondary school (details supplied) in County Dublin as the school is currently located in Kilternan Rugby Club, which is not conducive to the school’s long-term accommodation needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13123/16 asked on 31 May 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy may already be aware, the project to deliver a new school building for the school to which he refers was announced to go to construction in 2018.
A suitable permanent site has been identified for the school and the acquisition process is underway.
Given the commercial sensitivities associated with land acquisitions generally I am not in a position to provide further details at this time. I can, however, assure you that the...

522. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a site has been identified for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and when this project will be built. (Question 41768/15 asked on 24 Nov 2015 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): I can confirm that in line with the Memorandum of Understanding, my Department is working closely with Fingal County Council in relation to identifying and acquiring a suitable site for the school referred to by the Deputy.
A potential site option for the school referred to by the Deputy has been identified and my Department is working with officials from Fingal County Council to progress the matter. Given the commercial sensitivities a...

495. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) in County Dublin will be relocating to a new school building in Balbriggan, County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9132/15 asked on 03 Mar 2015 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Jan O’Sullivan): The project to which the Deputy refers is currently at tender stage. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that the project will proceed to construction shortly. It is expected that the new school will be ready for occupation for the 2016/17 school year.
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265. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application from a school (details supplied) in County Dublin for an extension in order to meet the needs of students, particularly with regard to providing science classes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 21393/14 asked on 13 May 2014 - Schools Building Projects Applications)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy has an application with my Department for capital funding for a major school project. Information in respect of the current status of all assessed applications for major capital works, including this project, is available on the Department’s website at www.education.ie. As outlined in the Five Year Plan, the delivery of major school projects required to meet demographic demand will ...

294. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will confirm that the current site of a school (details supplied) in County Dublin which currently consists of temporary buildings, is in fact the long term permanent site for this school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52435/12 asked on 27 Nov 2012 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): I propose to take Questions Nos. 294 and 295 together.
I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy has made an application to my Department for capital funding for school accommodation. I can also confirm that my Department is in the process of acquiring the site on which the school is currently located together with some additional adjoining land as the permanent site for the school. It is the Department’s intention to fully d...

295. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will indicate a timeframe for when permanent buildings will be constructed on the site of a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; if it is included in current building programmes; if there is any application for permanent buildings with his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52436/12 asked on 27 Nov 2012 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): I propose to take Questions Nos. 294 and 295 together.
I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy has made an application to my Department for capital funding for school accommodation. I can also confirm that my Department is in the process of acquiring the site on which the school is currently located together with some additional adjoining land as the permanent site for the school. It is the Department’s intention to fully d...