Derrig, Thomas

Thursday, 29 October 1942

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 88 No. 13

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Ceisteanna.—Questions. Oral Answers. - Salaries of Cork School Attendance Officers.

The answer to the first part of the question is “Yes”. As regards the second part, the present salary scale of school attendance officers in the Dublin County Borough came into operation five years a...More Button

Yes.More Button

There is a general policy relating to increases in the remuneration of public servants, including employees of local authorities. The Deputy will recognise the difficulty that arises in picking out o...More Button

Ceisteanna.—Questions. Oral Answers. - Congestion in Mayo.

The position in this case was explained in the reply to the Deputy's question of 2nd June, 1942. The Land Commission are about to apply to the Appeal Tribunal to authorise the resumption of an area of...More Button

Ceisteanna.—Questions. Oral Answers. - Acquisition of Mayo Holding.

Proceedings for the resumption of the holding of the late John Walsh (junior) were delayed owing to emergency conditions, but a notice of intention to resume the holding will be published shortly.More Button

Ceisteanna.—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Tipperary Contract.

The buildings referred to by the Deputy are being constructed by the Land Commission under an arrangement made with Mr. Droney, which did not call either for tenders or for the usual form of contract.More Button

Owing to the campaign which existed in this area for a prolonged period to interfere with the operations of the Land Commission on this estate, it has been necessary for the Land Commission to make sp...More Button

School Attendance Bill, 1942—Second Stage (Resumed).

I should perhaps have mentioned last night in giving the reasons for the introduction of this Bill that one of our objects is to speed up action against defaulting parents, and therefore some of the p...More Button

I do not think the Deputy would be satisfied even then.More Button

However, I suppose we cannot all be satisfied in these matters. I think, as Deputy Morrissey said, Deputy Dillon overstated the case when he suggested that we were interfering, in some way, unnecessa...More Button

No, in attendance.More Button

I do not allow for any percentage. When, in a particular school there is a number of pupils, ranging from 40 to 45, for whom there is not a teacher, a teacher will be provided, and teachers have been...More Button

The figure that is laid down in the circular dealing with the organisation of classes is 55 on the rolls. The inspectors do not consider that a figure of 55 or below 55 is unduly high, having regard ...More Button

If the numbers on rolls went up to 60, and the percentage of attendances went up accordingly, the class might be abnormally large. The number that the Deputy gave yesterday —that is, 53—as the averag...More Button

The difficulty that headmasters have, as I have said, is, under the existing staff arrangements, to divide the numbers in their schools into such homogeneous and equal groups as will enable each teach...More Button

I have had no communication from the school managers on this matter. Generally, when matters dealing with schools are in question, school managers have no difficulty whatever in communicating with th...More Button


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