There are 524 pupils in St. Angela’s. Enrolments have been good, given that the school is in the inner city which has a wide catchment area. I was told by the former Minister of State, Deputy Michael Ahern, in January that the extension and refurbishment project was at an early stage of architectural planning. What band rating has been assigned to the project?
The Ursuline order is prepared to sell the convent building and grounds to the Department to allow for a modern school to be built. In January this was being considered by the Department. Does such consideration and consultation take almost ten months? I hope we will get answers to these questions. There is an acceptance now that the extension and refurbishment of the school needs the decanting of the existing building. I hope we will get a positive reply from the Minister of State.