To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new site for a school (details supplied) as announced in November 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
(Details Supplied) Gaeilscoil Ros Eo, Rush, Co Dublin.
As the Deputy may be aware, a project for a new school building for the school to which he refers is included on my Department's capital programme.
Officials in my Department have been liaising with officials in the relevant Local Authority under the Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of school sites in relation to the procurement of a site to accommodate the school. A preferred site option has been identified and officials are working to advance its acquisition.
Due to the commercial sensitivities which attach to site acquisitions generally I am unfortunately not in a position to provide further information at this time. However, the patron of the school in question will be informed of the location as soon as it is possible to do so.