Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has received a positive response to his Parliamentary Questions to Minister Minister for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD and Minister for Education, Joe McHugh TD.
Deputy Heydon said: “I have received confirmation that the Department of Education and Skills has written to the Department of Defence enquiring as to the availability of a suitable site for the provision of a post-primary school from within the Department’s property portfolio in South Kildare. As the Curragh contains an operational military installation, officials from the Department have requested the views of the military authorities on the matter.
“The Minister for Education and Skills has confirmed the site identification process is ongoing for a new building for the school. In line with protocols for the use of State property assets, Department of Education and Skills has written to the Department of Defence enquiring if the Department is in a position to provide a site that could be suitable.”