Fitzgerald, Liam

Tuesday, 27 May 1986

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 367 No. 1

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Recreation Facilities.

Could the Minister give some indication as to the difference between the allocations for last year under this heading as against the £300,000 mentioned for this year?More Button

Why was there such a heavy carry over from last year? Was it due to the fact that the organisations were not ready to take up the funds available or were there other reasons?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin School Staffing.

asked the Minister for Education if he will ensure that a teacher due to be placed on the panel from a school (details supplied) in Dublin 5 will be retained on the staff of that school as both the st...More Button

The Minister said that he would have an inspector visit the school in September. Would he accept that to defer decisions in cases like this, as has happened in previous years, is not in the interest...More Button

Has the Minister had an opportunity to study the difficulties obtaining at the school in terms of the structure of the classes, class sizes and allocation of teachers? Has he had an opportunity to st...More Button

The case has been made by the school that they do not have a junior infants teacher for the intake for the 1986-87 school year. If that is the case, will the Minister accept that a decision like this...More Button

In view of the difficulties that have been outlined to his Department by this school, will the Minister ask the inspector to visit the school, not subsequent to the summer holidays but prior to the su...More Button

Could I have a commitment that this will be before the summer holidays?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Parents' School Contributions.

Is the Minister of State aware of how high an incidence there is of this practice? Will he accept that it reflects, to a great extent, cutbacks in the area of educational provision?More Button

How many complaints have been received in the past year?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Oral Irish Test.

The Minister of State has already stated that taping will be done in relation to certain oral tests. Could he inform the House if the applicants for these tests have been fully informed of the intenti...More Button

If it is not necessary in relation to oral Irish, could the Minister inform the House why the Department deem it appropriate or necessary, in the interests of uniformity, in relation to the other oral...More Button

A final question. The Minister of State mentioned that the process intended had been brought to the attention of the union. What was the union's response in relation to that?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Curriculum Subjects.

Have the Minister's Department any proposals to put forward to the Curriculum and Examinations Board in relation to the senior cycle? Has there been any specific thinking or are there proposals in th...More Button

The Minister of State mentioned in the case of the junior cycle that there have been already proposals put forward to his Department from the Curriculum and Examinations Board. Am I to take it that w...More Button

When are we likely to get the response of the Department of Education to these proposals? I take it that the Minister is referring to the junior cycle.More Button

Before the summer?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Community College.

asked the Minister for Education if he will provide gymnasium facilities at Grange Community College, Dublin 13, as the students of this college will not be able to avail of the facilities at the adja...More Button

I have to put it to the Minister that there is a very obvious problem of logistics here. I would ask the Department to reconsider this matter. The case has been put to his Department by the school au...More Button

There is a serious problem here. Is the Minister aware of the case made by the school authorities? Is he also aware of their concern that, despite the willingness of the community council to talk, wh...More Button

I do not intend to, a Cheann Comhairle. I accept the Minister's reply that it could be relevant in a number of rural areas or small towns throughout the country. I am not saying that I am too famili...More Button

Would the Minister look again at this problem and at the needs of this school? They are far too important to be written off in terms of the provision of what could be regarded as a very impressive st...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Youth Exchange Bureau.

How long will the consultations last? What is the initial response from the Department in regard to the establishment of a bureau?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Collinstown Park (Dublin) Community School.

On the general question of placement in second level schools, will the Minister accept that placement difficulties have been with us for many years on the north and south side of the city?More Button

Will the Minister accept that there is a need for a section in his Department to direct itself to placement?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Sports Centre Committee.

Would the Minister of State agree that he did not address himself to part of the question put down by Deputy Brennan, that is, that there was no person on the committee north of a line joining the cit...More Button

Could I ask the Minister of State if he will agree that it is not necessarily a case of putting excellence above local loyalties but rather excellence could be used from all around the country and a m...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Education Green Paper.

asked the Minister for Education the plans he has for legislation to implement, in part or in whole, the proposals contained in the Government Green Paper, Partners in Education, having regard to the ...More Button

The Minister referred to Question No. 19, which is part and parcel of the total package known as the Green Paper, whatever kind of package educational interests deem that to be. Has the Minister take...More Button

Have the Department even now considered the possibility, probability or feasibility of greater freedom of action for these colleges without total independence, or have the Department come down in favo...More Button

I would remind the Minister that a commitment was given to the City of Dublin VEC that a further submission from them in relation to the DIT would be very fully considered. The future development of ...More Button

In line with local government reform and that package generally envisaged by the Government, based mainly on the county system, would the Department agree that another local government structure not r...More Button

In relation to what the Green Paper proposes, I put it to the Minister that although many interests regard the purpose and the intent of the Green Paper as desirable in some respects, it is also the v...More Button

Arising from the Minister's statement in Wexford recently can we take it that the Minister has decided to back away from the liquidation—More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Child Care Courses.

asked the Minister for Education if he has any proposals for funding for students in child care courses in third level VEC colleges who, as a condition of their acceptance of such course, have had to ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Regional Technical Colleges.

asked the Minister for Education if he will give an up-to-date progress report on plans for new regional technical colleges which were outlined in the document Building on Reality 1985-87 and re-annou...More Button

Given that provision was made for equipment for Castlebar, Thurles, Tallaght, Blanchardstown and for one other area in the document Building on Reality and was re-announced by the previous Minister so...More Button

The Carriglea complex is at present being used by the College of Art and the staff are trained and suitably qualified. Will the Minister say why this will not be used immediately as one of the RTCs ...More Button

The previous Minister for Education saw fit to re-announce this package some 12 months ago. Given all the publicity and hype at that time, does the Minister not consider it odd that the Department ha...More Button

The Minister mentioned the sites in question. Will he state if all the sites have been purchased?More Button

Which have not been purchased?More Button

It may not seem odd to the Minister of State but it is the most blatant form of publicity hunting to announce twice—More Button

Two announcements were made regarding the provision of the colleges but it appears all the sites have not been purchased.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - School Psychology Services.

asked the Minister for Education the arrangements which have been made to bring about a liaison between health and educational psychology services in order to ensure a more efficient delivery of such ...More Button

Is the Minister aware that there are serious difficulties with regard to the provision of special education on an assessment basis? Is he aware that there can be delays of between six and 12 months i...More Button

I can give the Minister many examples of long delays which have obtained for some time. It appears the Department of Health are not unduly sensitive to the problem and that the Minister's own Departm...More Button

Clinical findings cannot be translated easily into a teaching situation. Will the Minister accept the need for an overall co-ordinating body to bring together all the interests involved in the area o...More Button

Written Answers. - Mentally Handicapped Person.

asked the Minister for Health if he will furnish Deputy Fitzgerald with an up-dated report in the case of a teenager (details supplied) in Dublin 13 who is presently being supervised in the mentally ...More Button


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