To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide the funding to a school (details supplied) in County Limerick as per their application for devolved grant; and if she will make a statement on the matter. Knockainy School – Dan Neville.
* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 5th October, 2010.
Reference Number: 34508/10
Tánaiste Mary Coughlan
I can confirm that the school to which the Deputy refers recently wrote to my Department seeking a devolved grant to provide additional accommodation at the school as an alternative to their application for major capital funding.
The application is currently being considered by officials in my Department in the context of the Department’s multi-annual School Building and Modernisation Programme and the competing demands on my Department’s capital budget and a decision on the matter will be conveyed to the school authority in due course.