A Kerry TD has sought an update on the plans to develop a new Educate Together school in Killarney.
Sinn Féin deputy Martin Ferris asked Minnister for Education Joe McHugh to make a statement relating to what stage the plans were at.
The Minister says his Department is currently implementing new plans aimed at accelerating the provision of multi-denominational and non-denominational schools across the country.
Minister McHugh adds that to date, it has not been possible to secure a school property to facilitate a new school for Killarney.
He adds that his Department will continue to identify a suitable solution under the patronage divesting process, which would facillitate a new Educate Together school being established to serve the Killarney area.