Hussey, Gemma

Thursday, 6 June 1985

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 359 No. 4

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Order of Business.

Jealousy will get the Deputies opposite nowhere.More Button

Written Answers. - Literacy Schemes.

I have seen the report to which the Deputy refers. Paragraph 2.13 of my Programme for Action in Education identifies literacy provision as a fundamental area of activity which will constitute a major...More Button

Written Answers. - Publication of School Textbooks.

I do not propose to make any change in the existing arrangements, under which school textbooks are published in the main by commercial firms, apart from the publication of textbooks in Irish by my Dep...More Button

Written Answers. - City of Dublin VEC.

I am aware that a report on the matter in question has been made to the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. The position is that the operation of the Government embargoes on the numbers ser...More Button

Written Answers. - Education on Drug Abuse.

During 1984 work commenced on the implementation of the various recommendations of the Government Task Force on Drug Abuse as they affected the area of education. The Department of Education are co-o...More Button

Written Answers. - Maynooth College.

I am aware that the College has been seeking an extension to the science department but the project is not included among those capital projects listed in paragraph 7.85 of the Government plan and to ...More Button

Written Answers. - Utilisation of Schools.

The question of utilising the premises of a vested national school for a purpose other than that of providing primary education is a matter in the first instance for the board of management of the sch...More Button

Written Answers. - County Kildare School.

Following a detailed examination of the case, I consider it unnecessary to establish a new post primary school in Kill, County Kildare. My Department will make arrangements to ensure that sufficient ...More Button

Written Answers. - Tallaght (Dublin) Post Primary School Accommodation.

I will consider carefully all representations made by local associations together with any recommendations made by the Dublin Advisory Council, on this case. A comprehensive review of all the relevan...More Button

A deputation of parents from the Castle View area was due to address the Advisory Council for Post Primary Accommodation for the Greater Dublin Area at its meeting on 27 March last but did not do so. ...More Button

Written Answers. - Lucan (Dublin) Community College.

My Department has recently conveyed approval to the County Dublin VEC for the preparation of the bills of quantities and tender documents for this project. This documentation, when received, will be e...More Button

Written Answers. - Fermoy (Cork) School.

Architectural planning of the new vocational school at Fermoy has been completed and the next step would be the seeking of tenders. However, pending completion of a review of the building programme f...More Button

Written Answers. - Raheny (Dublin) School Sports Hall.

Approval to seek tenders for the physical education hall at Ardscoil De La Salle, Raheny, has been conveyed to the school manager. My Department awaits the results of the tender competition. Finance...More Button

Written Answers. - Drogheda VEC Land Purchase Proposal.

The town of Drogheda Vocational Education Committee proposed to acquire three and a half acres of land, adjoining the Rathmullen Vocational School site, from Drogheda Corporation at a cost of £10,000 ...More Button

Written Answers. - UCD Library Lighting.

It is not the practice to disclose the reason for not accepting a particular tender.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Inner City School.

Staffing arrangements in the school in question for the 1985-86 school year are being considered in the context of a general review of the staffing of schools in areas of disadvantage. I hope to advi...More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Schools Scheme.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 72, 73, 75 and 76 together. The information sought by the Deputy regarding the schools which received special assistance through the programme of special educational m...More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, my particular concern is with areas of educational disadvantage or disadvantage leading to impaired progress by children in the matter of education. In relation to the Pr...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 77 and 78 together. I would refer the Deputy to paragraph 3.1 of the Programme for Action in Education which reads as follows: A major issue seen by managers, parents ...More Button

I am aware that schools in various parts of Dublin city and in the country generally, including the area referred to by the Deputy, have special needs. The special needs of all schools, currently seek...More Button

Written Answers. - County Tipperary (SR) Schools.

1. Five new schools in the constituency of south Tipperary have been approved as follows: (a) A vocational school at Cahir to cater for 350 students. Architectural planning has commenced. Documen...More Button

Written Answers. - Kilclooney (Donegal) New School.

I understand from the Commissioners of Public Works that they are at present examining tenders for the erection of a new national school at Kilclooney, Portnoo, County Donegal. When this examination ...More Button

Written Answers. - Shannon (Clare) New School.

My Department, in November 1984, sanctioned a grant towards the cost of erecting the proposed new national school, St. Aidan's, Shannon, County Clare. The Commissioners of Public Works are at present...More Button

Written Answers. - County Clare Vocational School.

The issue regarding this school is whether its continuance is in the best educational interests of the pupils. Last September it had an enrolment of only slightly in excess of 40. This resulted in s...More Button


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