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For Written Answer on : 18/04/2023
Question Number(s): 1823 Question Reference(s): 17723/23
Department: Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Further and Higher Education; Research; Innovation and Science if he will outline the progress made to date with respect to the development of a facility (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.

(Details Supplied) new Youthreach facility at Mallow College of Further Education, Mallow, Co. Cork


I am pleased to inform the Deputy that my Department has given approval to SOLAS in August 2022 for the relevant ETB to appoint a Design Team to develop proposals for Youthreach provision in the building referenced.

My Department is advised by SOLAS that the ETB have tendered for this Design Team and are awaiting conclusion of the procurement process.

Once this procurement is finalised and the Design Team are appointed, my Department and SOLAS will meet with the ETB, and review their proposals.