Faulkner, Padraig

Tuesday, 16 February 1971

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 251 No. 9

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilcormac (Offaly) Post Primary School.

I propose, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, to take Questions Nos. 17 and 18 together. Arrangements are being made to provide the accommodation required at this school before September, 19...More Button

I do not think there is anything further I can add except that a proposal put forward by us was accepted, that this further accommodation be made available by September, 1971.More Button

It is simply that a prefabricated school would be provided to meet the school requirements. This, I am informed, was accepted by the vocational education committee.More Button

I can point out to the Deputy that at a recent meeting in my Department the proposal was put to the chairman of the vocational education committee, and the chief executive officer, that prefabricated ...More Button

There will be a prefabricated building.More Button

There will be a prefabricated school made available.More Button

Yes.More Button

I have no doubt that the Deputy thought that one up in the last minute. I have no question about that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kinvara (Galway) Schools.

The numbers of teachers and pupils in the schools referred to are given in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Cheann Comhairle, I propose to have circulated with the Off...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Wicklow Schools.

With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 20 and 21 together. Trooperstown and Clara Vale national schools, both one-teacher schools, were amalgamated with Rathdrum ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Rathfarnham (Dublin) Girls' Post Primary Education.

The position in the Rathfarnham area has recently been reviewed by the Dublin advisory council. It has been estimated that 1,350 post primary places for girls will be required by 1975. There are 750...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Saggart (Dublin) School.

My Department has asked the Commissioners of Public Works to report on the question of providing improved sewerage and a satisfactory supply of drinking water at Saggart national school. I am having i...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Community Schools.

Discussions are at present proceeding with the various interests involved and I cannot at this stage say when I will be in a position to make a further statement about the matter.More Button

I have stated in the Dáil previously that this was so.More Button

The Catholic hierarchy. They were the ones involved in the various groups we had in mind.More Button

Not at that point.More Button

The basic consideration at that point related to certain schools and they all involved the Catholic hierarchy.More Button

I did not say that I would not have discussions with everybody in connection with this. In fact, in reply to Deputy Thornley I said I was having discussions with all interested parties.More Button

At that stage they were not involved.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Secondary Education Scheme.

The holding of an entrance examination by a secondary school does not contravene the terms of the free post-primary education scheme. Schools may for their own reasons i.e., for assessment purposes de...More Button

Perhaps I should say, first, that a pupil cannot be guaranteed a place in a free secondary school of his choice. However, every eligible pupil is entitled to a place in a free post-primary school. T...More Button

I do not think so. As I stated in my reply, it could be for assessment purposes and I cannot interfere with that.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - University Education.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 26, 27, 28, and 29 together. The whole future position in relation to university education in the country in general and in D...More Button

I think the Deputy will agree that because of the exceptional importance of the decisions to be made in relation to this matter, even if a period has elapsed since proposals were first put forward, it...More Button

What the Minister is saying is that he is awaiting proposals from the Higher Education Authority.More Button

I cannot state when this will be.More Button

I cannot state that.More Button

The Higher Education Authority is considering the whole aspect of higher education.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Teaching Experience Recognition.

Teaching experience in England is not recognised at present for the purpose of increments to teachers in schools in this country, except in the case of (a) primary school teachers who have been traine...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Leaving Certificate Examination.

The rule under which candidates who had completed only one year of their course were admitted to the leaving certificate examination in 1970 states as follows: Candidates admitted to the examination u...More Button


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