17. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of new and additional school places provided in County Offaly since 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14283/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): During the period 2010-2017, the number of additional permanent school places provided in Co Offaly was 1,765 and the number of replacement places provided was 2,149, giving a total of 3,914 permanent places provided in that county.