Lack of school placements in North County Dublin

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I  recently asked the Minister for Education and Science about the need to address the growing problem of school places in North County Dublin:

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the need for school
places highlighted in the North Area Development Plan of 2007, if he will
address the urgent needs of lack of adequate primary school accommodation to
deal with the needs of the community in Malahide.
– Clare Daly.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills in view of the serious
overcrowding and large numbers of children in Swords and Malahide in particular
who are being left without a school placement this September; the steps he is
taking in order to address this crisis.

-Clare Daly.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 11th March, 2014.
Reference Number: 11563/14, 12198/14

Minister Ruairí Quinn

I propose to take questions 113 and 179 together.
My Department is currently analysing demographic data across the county,
including that for the Malahide and Swords feeder areas, to ensure that any
additional future demand for places can be met in a timely manner. In the
meantime, my Department is addressing the short-terms needs of the areas with
the relevant Patrons.