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ST. ANNE’S NS, ARDLCOUGH OVERVIEW Catherine Murphy TD


ARDCLOUGH NS IN PICTURES

Existing facilities


Existing Pre-Fab Classrooms


New School Car Park through Security Fence


New School Building


PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS AND OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Uimhir:58 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the reason a contractor has not been appointed to complete the school works at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare, despite repeated assurances that such an appointment had been made; if his attention has been drawn to the length of time all concerned have been waiting for works to resume; if he will respond in detail to this query by stating the reasons for the delays; the expected time to the appointment of a contractor; the expected time to when works will get underway; the expected timeframe for when children will be able to avail of the new building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy. St Anne's National School, Ardclough, Co. Kildare

For ORAL answer on Wednesday, 17th April, 2013. Reference Number: 17436/13 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that works will commence on site in early May for the school building project referred to by the Deputy and will be completed in quarter 2 of 2013.


Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding school building works which are outstanding at a primary school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy.

* For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 20th February, 2013. Reference Number: 9015/13 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn The project is at an advanced stage of the tender process. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that work will commence on site later this year and will be completed in quarter 2.


Uimhir:316 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update in relation to the school building works which are outstanding at a primary school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 29th January, 2013. Reference Number: 3984/13 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn The project is at an advanced stage of the tender process. The tender report was recently submitted to my Department for review. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that work will commence on site later this year and will be completed in quarter 2.


Uimhir:187 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding the recent contract for completion of works at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare which was put out to tender; the date on which he expects the school to be ready for occupancy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 4th December, 2012. Reference Number: 53887/12 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn The project to which the Deputy refers is currently out to tender. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that work will commence on site early next year and will be ready for occupancy in quarter 2 of 2013.


Uimhir:196 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide details of all school building projects which have not been delivered successfully on the part of the contractor in the past five years; the number of cases in which an unfinished school building project had to be re-tendered; the financial loss, if any, incurred by his Department because of such uncompleted building works in each year; the cost to his Department of re-tendering and completing the works in each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 9th October, 2012. Reference Number: 43270/12 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn In the last five years ten major school building projects encountered difficulties which resulted in a tender competition for a replacement contractor. The difficulties encountered on nine of these projects related to contractor insolvencies. The termination of the contractor's obligation to complete the works on the tenth project was due to the contractor's default.

There is a bond in place for each of the ten projects. The bond is used to cover costs that would otherwise accrue to the Employer (i.e. the Department, School, VEC etc.) on foot of a contractor's failure to complete the works. As such the Employer's financial exposure is generally minimal. Negotiations are ongoing with regard to a number of these projects and in some cases the full cost of re-tendering and completion of the works is not yet known. The Deputy will appreciate that it is not possible to release commercially sensitive cost information which is currently the subject of negotiations. To do so would


undermine the Department's position with regard to such negotiations. For the Deputy's convenience I have attached details of the ten projects.

County

Roll Numbe r

School Name

Reason for Retender

Current Status

Dublin City

20139T

Inchicore NS, Sarsfield Road, Dublin 10

Insolvency Event

At tender

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Senior College, Dún Laoghaire, Eblana 70030E Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Insolvency Event

Under Constructi on

Coláiste Iognáid SJ Bothar na Mara

Insolvency Event

Under Constructi on

Scoil Bhride NS, Kill

Insolvency Event

Project Completed At tender

Galway City 62970K Kildare

17662R

Kildare

17674B

SN Aine Naofa, Ard Cloc, Straffan

Termination due to Contractor Default

Limerick

13026P

Kilfinane National School

Insolvency Event

Project Completed

Limerick City

64201T

Ardscoil Ris, North Circular Rd, Limerick

Insolvency Event

At tender

Meath

18016 O

S N Columbain, Ballivor

Insolvency Event

Project Completed

Offaly

17523 D

SN Cronain Naofa, Dromakeenan

Insolvency Event

Project Completed

65100S

Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co Roscommon

Insolvency Event

Project Completed

Roscommo n


Uimhir:456 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the expected date on which a school (details supplied) in County Kildare will be in a position to open the new school buildings constructed there; the reason for the delay in opening the new buildings; if he will outline all existing planning impediments and compliance orders related to the new building works; if he will provide details of his Department's correspondence with the construction company regarding the delay in opening the new buildings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 18th September, 2012. Reference Number: 38795/12 Freagra

Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn The Deputy will be aware that the Department of Education and Skills recently terminated the contractor's obligation to complete the works at St Anne's National School in Ardclough, Co Kildare. The Department is liaising with the school authorities and has instructed the Design Team to commence work on procuring a completion contractor to complete the works. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that the project will be completed in the coming months.


Uimhir:107 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the date on which the newly constructed school (details supplied) in County Kildare will open; the reason for the delay in same; the leases that are in place for the current prefabs; the amount that has been allocated for renting prefabs in this school in 2012; if additional posts have been scheduled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy. (St Anne's National School, Ardclough, Co. Kildare)

* For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 3rd May, 2012. Reference Number: 22458/12 Freagra

Minister Ruairí Quinn The project to which the deputy refers is close to completion. However, there are a number of technical issues which need to be resolved before the building can be handed over to the school authority. It is anticipated that these issues will be resolved in the coming weeks. There is currently only one small prefab leased by the school and the rent is €2,878.20 (VAT incl) per annum. The staffing levels at the school will remain the same for the 2012/2013 academic year.


Uimhir:82 Ceist Pharlaiminte Chun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaĂ­octha To the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the new premises for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare will be available for use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. - Catherine Murphy. St Anne's NS, Ardclough

* For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 26th April, 2012. Reference Number: 21090/12 Freagra Minister RuairĂ­ Quinn The project to which the Deputy refers is close to completion. However, there are a number of technical issues which need to be resolved before the building can be handed over to the school authority. It is anticipated that these issues will be resolved in the coming weeks.


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<catherine.murphy@oireachtas.ie> 14/09/2012 14:19 St. Anne's NS, Ardclough, Co. Kildare - Latest update on project from Department's School Building Unit

Hi Owen, As discussed, latest update regarding St. Anne's NS, Ardclough, Co. Kildare The Department of Education and Skills has regrettably decided to terminate the contractorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obligation to complete the works at St Anneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National School in Ardclough, Co Kildare. The Department is liaising with the school authorities and has instructed the Design Team to commence work on procuring a completion contractor to complete the works. Subject to no issues arising, it is anticipated that the project will be completed in the coming months. There is a bond in place which will be called upon to cover the cost of completing the works. I hope this information is of assistance to you. Regards Correspondence and Oireachtas Unit Department of Education and Skills Ground Floor, Block 2 Marlborough Street Dublin 1 Ph. No. Fax No. E-Mail


MEDIA & PRESS RELEASES

Ardclough School Works Must Commence Minister’s Commitment must be Honoured Independent TD for North Kildare, Catherine Murphy has continued to highlight the situation facing both the parents and children in Ardclough and the continuing delay in opening the new school building. “This situation has been allowed to continue for far too long. Here we are in the midst of winter and these children are still sitting in cold, damp prefabs, while the new building is allowed to sit unfinished. Parents are telling me about children with colds and other ailments that could be alleviated by taking them out of these unsuitable prefabs and outing them into a purpose built school fit for their needs.” “I have consistently lobbied on this issue and the Minister has now given a commitment that the new school will be completed in the second quarter of this year. I will continue to press this issue to ensure that the Minister meets this deadline without any undue delay because this is not the first time this type of commitment has been given and this time it must mean what it says”.

ENDS 24th January 2013 For further information contact Anne-Marie McNally 01-6183590 / 086-3754315 ammcnally@catherinemurphy.ie


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