To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of a new secondary school for the Malahide and Portmarnock areas of County Dublin as announced in November 2015; if he has identified locations for these proposed schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
As the Deputy is aware, a project to deliver permanent accommodation for the new post primary school to serve Malahide/Portmarnock is included on my Department's capital programme.
Officials in my Department continue to liaise with officials in Fingal County Council under the Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the identification and acquisition of a suitable site to facilitate this project. The proposed acquisition of such a site is currently being progressed.
My Department continues to keep Educate Together, as patron of the school, appraised of developments in the site acquisition process.