Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD has appealed again to the Minister for Education and Skills to approve a long-standing building project application for St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill.
“Minister McHugh in his reply to my Parliamentary Question in Dáil Éireann stated that the application is currently under assessment and that the school authorities will be contacted directly as soon as the assessment process is completed.
With an enrolment in excess of 500 students St Aidan’s needs a new PE Hall and an extension to the woodwork/construction room and proper canteen facilities. The growth in the school enrolment over recent years has created additional pressure on the accommodation. The Minister needs to prioritise this application for an early decision and have this additional and upgraded accommodation provided.
As well as the school’s academic success there have also been great achievements in different sports at provincial and national level” stated Brendan Smith TD.
For Written Answer on : 20/11/2019
Question Number(s): 133 Question Reference(s): 48217/19
Department: Education and Skills
Asked by: Brendan Smith T.D.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if an application for the upgrading and provision of new facilities by a school (details supplied) will be progressed without further delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) the application for upgrading and provision of new facilities at St Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is in receipt of an application, for additional school accommodation, from the school authority in question.
The application is currently under assessment. The school authorities will be contacted directly as soon as the assessment process is completed.