170. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an application for new accommodation by a school (details supplied). (Question 53510/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school to which he refers is included in my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme.  
The acquisition of a suitable site for the school’s permanent accommodation has recently been completed.  Arrangements are now being made to finalise the project brief for the school concerned with the aim of progressing the project into the architectural planning process.
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181. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills when an extension for a school (details supplied) will go to construction; if every effort will be made to expedite this project in view of current accommodations in the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53709/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.
The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by the Department and in August 2017 my Department issued comments on the stage 2b submission to the school and its Design Team. ...

183. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the evaluation of new design options in respect of a school (details supplied). (Question 53731/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school referred to by the Deputy were requested to submit architectural size site drawings recently for each of the proposed options and these have now been received. It is now proposed to arrange for a site visit by a member of the Department’s Professional and Technical staff to review the options presented. When this is completed my Department will be in contact with the school authority.
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102. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 50 of 6 December 2017, the seven County Wexford schools benefitting from major building projects under the school capital investment programme; the status of each project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53369/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy is aware, a total of seven schools in County Wexford are included on my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme.
The current status of the building projects for these schools is as follows:
Loreto Secondary School, Wexford - the new school building is under construction and is due to be completed within the coming weeks.
St Joseph’s Primary School, Gorey - an extension to the existing school is under construction and i...

145. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the construction of a new school (details supplied) in County Cork . (Question 52605/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major school building project referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for Statutory Approvals and the preparation of Tender Documents. All statutory approvals have been secured. 
The Board of Management have recently submitted correspondence to the Department raising a number of issues in relation to the project and seeking to meet with De...

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, ...

154. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a building application by a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if his attention has been drawn to the physical condition of the school; and the timeframe for completion of the project. (Question 52646/17 asked on 12 Dec 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 is included in my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme. 
I wish to advise the Deputy that the Project Brief is currently being finalised which, once completed, will facilitate the project to be progressed into Architectural Planning, which includes the appointment of a Design Team.
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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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178. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason for the delays in progressing a school building project (details supplied); when this project will proceed to construction phase; if his attention has been drawn to the unsuitable accommodation available on site at the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52927/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning Stage 2b (Detailed Design), which includes the application for statutory approvals and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been secured.
The Stage 2b submission has been reviewed by the Department and in August 2017 my Department issued comments on the stage 2b submission to the school and its Design Team....

193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the progress to date and the expected progress in the near future in the case of a building project at a school (details supplied); when this project is expected to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53085/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - 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 sti...

194. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills to outline the progress to date and the expected progress in the near future in the case of a building project at a school (details supplied); when this projected is expected to be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53086/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school to which he refers is included in my Department’s 6 Year Capital Programme.
The preliminary work relating to the project has commenced following a site visit to the school by my Department. This includes considering how the accommodation requirements of the school will be best met and this process is currently in train. When this process has been completed, my Department will be ...

83. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the proposed major building project at a school (details supplied). (Question 52406/17 asked on 07 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school project referred to by the Deputy was recently approved to proceed to Stage 2B - Detailed Design Stage.
Stage 2B - Detailed Design Stage, includes applications for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate and also the preparation of tender documentation.
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55. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the timeframe for the completion of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52003/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy will be aware, a building project to provide permanent accommodation for the school referred to is included in my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme. 
My Department has been working with South Dublin County Council to acquire the site on which the school is currently located. It is intended to progress the building project for the school into the architectural planning process shortly. In this regard, a schedule of ...

60. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Education and Skills when he expects the process surrounding the application made by a school (details supplied) for a proposed building project to be complete; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51815/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I can confirm that my Department has received correspondence from the school in question relating to a proposed building project at the school. It is acknowledged that this project will involve complex and careful planning of the site. In this regard, my Department will be engaging further with the school authority shortly.
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75. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of rebuilding works at a school (details supplied) that were due to commence in 2016 and have now been deferred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51813/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): 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 Stage 2b report which will be submitted to the Department when it is completed. My Depa...

85. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills when approval for stage 2B will issue for a project (details supplied); if funding is in place for this project in view of the fact that the brief change documentation has been submitted to his department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51904/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Major Building Project referred to by the Deputy is at an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2b - Detailed Design, which includes applications for Planning Permission, Fire Safety Certification, Disability Access Certification and the preparation of tender documents. All statutory approvals have been received.
A Brief Change Request Submission has recently been received by my Department from the school and its Design Tea...

120. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills when the permanent school building for a school (details supplied) will begin construction; the timeframe for completion of the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52147/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school in question is currently at tender stage.  The indicative timeline is for construction to commence in quarter 1 of 2018. A more precise timeline can be provided when the contract has been awarded. The Department will keep the School informed in this regard.
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137. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding to the provision of extra or replacement facilities on the present site or elsewhere in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52306/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Deputy will be aware that a building project for the school in question is included in my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme.
Following the site visit to the school by my Department, the preliminary work associated with the project has been initiated. This includes determining how the accommodation needs of the school will be met and this process is in train. My Department will be in further contact with the school patron whe...

138. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the revised proposals by school authorities in respect of a school (details supplied) in view of the fact that the costs of the project have been dramatically reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52307/17 asked on 06 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The revised proposal to which the Deputy refers and which was requested of the school by my Department in July 2017, has not been received.
My Department will review the revised proposal in timely matter when the school submits it.
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175. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a school building project (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if plans for the project are at planning permission stage; the timeframe for the approval and funding of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51488/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Deputy will be aware that a major building project for the school to which he refers, is included on the 6-year Construction Programme. It is acknowledged that this project will involve complex and careful master-planning of the site. A full technical site visit has taken place and the project brief for the school is currently being formulated. In that regard, my Department will be engaging further with the school authority.
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220. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will clarify if there are outstanding issues or if further information is required regarding the progress and upgrade of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52055/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school in question is included in my Department’s 6 Year Capital Programme. 
In that regard, my Department is awaiting clarification from the patron in relation to the current status of its plans to advance a development for a therapy building on the site. My Department sent further correspondence to the patron in this regard recently.
The matter will be considered further following rece...

102. Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the extension to a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51331/17 asked on 30 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The major building project for Clonakilty Community College has reached an advanced stage of architectural planning, Stage 2B, which includes the preparation of tender documents. 
In June 2017, the Department gave approval to the school authorities to have their Design Team commence the process of Pre-Qualification of Contractors.  This process is still ongoing and my Department is awaiting the final pre-qualification submission and ass...

130. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills when tenders will be invited for a new school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50836/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The building project referred to by the Deputy is for a new 24 classroom school including a Special Needs Unit, with a floor area of approx. 4,748m2.
The project is currently at Stage 2B of Architectural Planning - Detailed Design Stage, which includes applications for all statutory consents, including Planning Permission, Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificate and also the preparation of tender documentation. Planning...

133. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he has completed the schedule of accommodation requirements for the extension to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; if completed, the accommodation requirements agreed; if not, when the schedule will be completed; when a design team will be appointed for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50839/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Deputy will be aware that a building project for the school in question is included in my Department’s 6 Year Construction Programme.
Following the site visit to the school by my Department, the preliminary work associated with the project has been initiated. This includes determining how the accommodation needs of the school will be met and this process is in train. My Department will be in further contact with the school patron whe...

134. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the invitation to tender for a new school (details supplied) in County Kildare has been sanctioned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 50841/17 asked on 29 Nov 2017 - Schools Building Projects Status)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The Design Team for the major building project for the school in question submitted the original Stage 2B Report in August of this year and my Department found a number of omissions in this report. The original report was returned to the Design Team via the Board of Management for updating. 
An amended Stage 2B report has recently been received and is currently being reviewed by my Department. 
On completion of the review of this report,...