155. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a school (details supplied) will receive capital funding for refurbishment; if this school is on a list in his Department; the status of the school’s application for assistance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18854/18 asked on 01 May 2018)

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton): My Department is in receipt of an application for capital funding from the school referred to by the Deputy to undertake refurbishment works to provide improved accommodation for the school.

My Department is aware of the specific needs of the school and is working with the school to address these needs. In this regard, my Department has arranged to meet with the school authorities in the coming week to discuss the proposed project.