Questions to the Minister for Education and Science, (Mr Ruairí Quinn, TD)
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills an update on the progress being made on developing new schools in Cork city, Douglas and Carrigaline areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Jerry Buttimer.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if his Department has information on the expected increased demand for primary and secondary school places in Cork city, Douglas and Carrigaline areas, over the next five to ten years; the measures being taken to meet this demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. -Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 16th July, 2013.
I propose to take questions 318 and 319 together.
Three new schools are already planned to assist in meeting the need for extra pupil places in the areas to which the Deputy refers.
In this regard, a new primary school will open in September 2013 in the Douglas/Rochestown area of Cork city under the patronage of Educate Together.
In addition, two new Post-Primary schools are to open in the Carrigaline area. The first of these is a Gaelcholáiste that will commence operation in September 2014 under the patronage of the Cork Education and Training Board. The second is an English medium post primary school which is due to open in 2016. The application process for patronage of this second school is currently underway and the closing date for receipt of applications was 12 July 2013.