110. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction of a new permanent school building for a school (details supplied); if his attention has been drawn to the challenges and restrictions for pupils and teachers with the existing arrangements for the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18433/18 asked on 26 Apr 2018 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I am pleased to advise the Deputy that architectural planning has commenced for the delivery of the new school under the Department’s Design and Build Programme. Site surveys have commenced in advance of preparing the Planning Application which will be the next key milestone in the progression of the project.
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158. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the progress of the building of a sports hall at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52690/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school building project to which the Deputy refers is currently at tender stage. Letters of Intent for this project issued on 28th November. Assuming no further issues arise and the contract is awarded the project will thereafter proceed to construction early in Quarter 1 of 2018.
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75. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding plans to build a permanent school building for a school (details supplied); if this development will be fast tracked; the position regarding the interim facilities that will be put in place until the new build is completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43251/17 asked on 12 Oct 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): Officials in my Department have been working towards the acquisition of a permanent site to meet the needs of the school to which the Deputy refers and have engaged with officials in the relevant local authority in that respect.  My Department has reached agreement with the landowner of the preferred site and the acquisition is currently progressing through the conveyancing stage.  Following the completion of the acquisition, the archite...

342. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding plans to build a new school for a school (details supplied) which was promised in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37532/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I propose to answer Questions Nos. 342, 391 and 395 together.
The major school building project to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning - Stage 2(b). All statutory approvals have been secured.
However, following the necessary appointment of a replacement Mechanical & Electrical Engineer the Design Team in association with the newly appointed Engineer are working on a revised MandE report which will b...

265. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of funding allocated to a school (details supplied) in Dublin 7 to progress a planned development for the school to design and construction stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35048/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The brief for the school building project at the school referred to by the Deputy is for the replacement of a total of 17 prefabricated buildings with permanent accommodation and the provision of a new shared General Purpose room.
My Department has commenced preparing the detailed tender documentation for the appointment of a Design Team to the project and will be in touch shortly with the school authorities to outline the next steps and...

191. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding a new secondary school for the Castleknock and Carpenterstown areas in Dublin 15; the location of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 21651/17 asked on 09 May 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The building project for the new post-primary school to serve the Carpenterstown/Castleknock school planning areas is included in my Department’s current 6 year construction programme.  
Officials in my Department are liaising with officials in Fingal County Council in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the identification and acquisition of a suitable permanent location for the school.
Due to commercial sensit...

247. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will examine issues raised by persons regarding a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17936/17 asked on 11 Apr 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school building project to which the Deputy refers is currently under construction in line with the planning permission granted by the Local Authority. The traffic management facilities on the site were the subject of pre-planning discussions with the Local Authority. 
The issue of road safety measures in general in the road network outside the area of vested school sites such as road signage, traffic calming measures, car parking a...

104. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a promised extension and refurbishment of a school (details supplied); if consideration of the stage 2A addendum in this case will be expedited; if approval to proceed to stage 2B will be granted as matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8938/17 asked on 22 Feb 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is completing Stage 2(a) of the Architectural Planning process, the Developed Design Stage.
Following the Stage 2(a) Stakeholder’s meeting which was held on the 30th November 2016, the ETB and its Design Team were requested to submit a Stage 2(a) addendum addressing issues which arose at the meeting.  This addendum was submitted by the ETB on the 22nd December 2016 and i...

109. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a walkway being developed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29279/16 asked on 11 Oct 2016 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I can confirm that my Department received a revised proposal for funding towards the works in question in the school to which the Deputy refers. 
I am pleased to inform the Deputy that these works have now been approved and this decision has recently been conveyed to the school authority.
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