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To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new secondary school for the Swords area of County Dublin as announced in November 2015; if locations have been identified for the proposed school; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Officials in my Department continue to liaise with officials in Fingal County Council under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the acquisition of the identified site at Mooretown, Swords to accommodate this school. The conveyancing process is at an advanced stage.
This school building project is on the Department’s Rapid Design & Build Programme and the project is currently at architectural planning stage.
My Department has arranged a meeting with the school representatives and patron, Dublin & Dún Laoghaire ETB, to review the plans for the school, after which my Department will be proceeding to secure statutory approvals. Subject to no issues arising, once the statutory approvals have been secured, the project will proceed to tender and construction.