11 May 2017

Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has described as unacceptable the response he received from the Minister for Education in relation to the building of the next phase of Lusk Secondary School.


Ryan “According to the Minister, work will not begin until later in 2017 and will take 18 months to complete. That means the next phase of the school will not be ready until 2019. This is totally unacceptable. I am calling on Minister Bruton to take a hands on approach and to push this project forward as a matter of urgency. Two years is too long to wait”



DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Richard Bruton)

by Deputy Brendan Ryan

for WRITTEN ANSWER on 10/05/2017



To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the provision of the second phase of a second level school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) Lusk Secondary School



The project referred to by the Deputy was authorised to proceed to tender in October 2016.


However, as the pre-qualification of contractors had first been conducted by the design team in April 2015 the design team, concerned about the possibility of legal challenges, asked the Office of Government Procurement for advice on this matter. The advice was that it would be prudent to run the pre-qualification again.


The Design Team has rerun the pre-qualification of suitable contractors and are due to go to tender later this month.


Subject to no issues arising it is anticipated that construction will commence in late 2017 and the project is scheduled to take approximately 18 months to complete.