Parliamentary Question for Minister for Education (Ruairi Quinn TD)
For WRITTEN ANSWER on 30/04/2013
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress being made on developing new schools in the Cork city, Douglas and Carrigaline areas; if Rochestown will be considered as a possible location for a new secondary school in view of the increase in population in the area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Three new post-primary schools are planned for the Cork South Suburbs/Carrigaline school feeder areas (Douglas and Rochestown are included in the South Suburbs area). The first of these is a Gaelcholáiste that will commence operation in September 2015 under the patronage of the Cork Education and Training Board. The other two are English medium schools which are scheduled to open in 2016, one under the patronage of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust and one under the patronage of Educate Together. The site for the Gaelcholáiste has already been identified in Carrigaline.
Officials from my Department will be working with the local authority to identify sites for the remaining two schools. The location of the schools will be dependent on site availability and suitability.