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Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions

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For Oral Answer on : 25/10/2017

Question Number(s): 60 Question Reference(s): 44810/17

Department: Education and Skills

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QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the strategy his department is adopting to address the deficit of primary school places in west Swords; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

REPLY

In order to plan for school provision, the demographic data for the Swords school planning area, as with other school planning areas nationwide, is being kept under ongoing review by my Department to take account of updated child benefit data and updated enrolment data.  It is anticipated that decisions based on these exercises will be announced before year end.

As the Deputy is aware, there are a total of 11 schools enrolling junior infant classes serving the Swords area, comprising 8 Catholic schools, one Gaelscoil, one Educate Together school and one Church of Ireland school. My Department is aware of the pressure on school places in recent years in the Swords school planning area. In that regard, my Department will be making contact with the patrons of the schools concerned in relation to the expected enrolment position in each school and with the aim of ensuring that there is adequate accommodation to cater for the demand for places in September 2018.

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For Oral Answer on : 25/10/2017

Question Number(s): 69 Question Reference(s): 44811/17

Department: Education and Skills

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QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of the criteria into Caranua will be completed; and when the results of that review will be made available to the Houses of the Oireachtas.
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Dáil Debates, Education, Human Rights, National

Dáil Issues, Education, Local Issues, Oral Questions

 

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to address the accommodation crisis at a school (details supplied) which is forcing the preschool childcare facility to seek alternative premises. (Details Supplied) Holywell Educate Together

REPLY.
The Deputy will be aware, from previous questions and correspondence concerning the specific preschool to which the Deputy refers, that the prior approval of the Minister should have been sought, for the preschool, in order that the overall needs of the school could be accommodated.
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Dáil Issues, Education, National, Topical Questions