182. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the grant support available to a board of management of a secondary school in need of substantial refurbishment and housed in a protected structure of historical value; if there is a new scheme available for such schools; the process by which they apply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17465/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Schools Refurbishment)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I wish to advise the Deputy that applications for major capital projects, including applications from schools with protected structures, will be considered on receipt of an application for Major Capital Works (form SLE). The application form is available on my Departments website on www.education.ie 
 ...

95. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of a capital project application by a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if all documentation requested by his Department has been received; the timeframe for processing of the application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48579/17 asked on 16 Nov 2017 - Schools Refurbishment)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): The school to which the Deputy refers was approved a devolved grant under my Department’s Additional Accommodation Scheme 2012 to provide 5 general classrooms, to relocate existing ball courts and to provide a set down and bus drop off area for pupils.  This project was devolved to the local Education and Training Board for delivery.  
Following the tendering process, a number of issues were identified by my Department and the ETB was in...

365. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills the refurbishment plans scheduled for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo. (Question 37898/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Schools Refurbishment)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department approved a significant devolved grant in 2012 in respect of the school referred to for a permanent extension to replace some temporary buildings identified as being most in need of replacement. Approval has also been granted for a set down and bus drop off area, the relocation of existing ball courts and works to the front entrance, along with other abnormal works. This project was devolve...