To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide a report on the long term suitability of recently purchased prefabricated classrooms at a school (details supplied) in County Dublin following several engineering reports both before and after his Department mandated purchase that found that defective materials were used in their construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
(St. Sylvester’s Infant School, Malahide).
Answer: Minister Ruairí Quinn
The temporary accommodation, referred to by the Deputy was considered to be in good condition and well maintained when acquired by my Department. In the period since the purchase, my Department was advised by the school of issues with the accommodation. A technical assessment has been carried out recently by Department staff and the report in the matter is being considered. My Department will be in contact with the school authorities shortly in this regard.