Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

PQ No. 38 – 27th November – New School Accommodation and the Increase in Enrolments

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills with the increase in enrolments in 2015 and for the next number of years her plans to ensure additional capacity with particular reference to Galway city and county.. – Seán Kyne.

Minister Jan O’Sullivan My Department is currently analysing the latest demographic data on a nationwide basis to determine where further school accommodation might be needed from 2015 onwards. When this exercise has been completed, I will announce details of any new schools that are being provided. The Deputy maybe aware that a new 8 classroom primary school commenced operation in the Knocknacarra area of Galway City in September 2014 to meet demographic growth.