Hussey, Gemma

Thursday, 11 February 1988

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 377 No. 8

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Order of Business.

I would like to ask the Minister for Social Welfare to immediately instruct his Department to investigate the dole claim of Mr. Martin Cahill who appears to have considerable independent means and is...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Adult Literacy Courses.

Another review.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - School Transport Cuts.

I would like to congratulate the Minister on listening to Members of this House who pointed out the folly of trying to take £6.5 million out of the school transport scheme. I am glad we went to the M...More Button

If the Minister has no plans for replacing the school bus fleet, how does he intend to keep the bus system going?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Medical Schools.

Unfortunately, Deputy Allen cannot be here today so I should like to ask a brief question. In view of the very high standard in medical education offered by all the Irish medical schools and the grea...More Button

I welcome the Minister's information. Will the people coming to the medical schools from other countries be paying approximately £8,000 or £10,000 per year, which is the full economic cost, for medic...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - ESRI Report on Streaming.

With the greatest respect, I did not want a long lecture. It was quite a simple question. Can I ask the Minister is she not aware of the fact that the ESRI report by the very respected Professor Dam...More Button

Indeed it is not.More Button

Can I ask the Minister to answer the final part of my question which was: will she come back to this House with a report on her findings about Irish second level schools, because Professor Hannon made...More Button

Not everyone.More Button

It is just as well the Minister said that.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Primary School Classes.

Can the Minister tell us how many of those classes of fewer than ten and those of fewer than 20 are remedial classes?More Button

But that was the point of my question.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Voluntary Redundancy Scheme.

Deputy Colley seems to be trying to steer through a problem that has become apparent in this area where a teacher presently on leave of absence must come back and take up a teaching post thereby depri...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Primary Education Review Committee.

asked the Minister for Education the length of time it is intended for the latest committee to be set up by her, the Review of Primary Education, to take for its work; and if Circular 20/87 will take ...More Button

Without making a speech, will the Minister answer yes or no to some simple questions? Does the pupil-teacher ratio come within the terms of reference of the latest primary body and will Circular 20/...More Button

They are very simple questions.More Button

Yes or no?More Button

It is the primary review.More Button

That is not what I am asking about.More Button

Will it deal with pupil-teacher ratios?More Button

The Minister has not answered the question.More Button

Evasion again.More Button

Yes or no?More Button

That is no help at all.More Button

In her time the Minister has had four reviews.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Language Teaching.

asked the Minister for Education her views on whether the present allocation, of more than seven times the financial and teaching resources to English and Irish than to modern continental languages by...More Button

Is it not the case that the Department of Education insist that all students at second level study Irish until leaving certificate, if they remain at school?More Button

That is the answer.More Button

Why did the Minister not answer the question?More Button

Is the Minister happy with that?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Education Cuts.

asked the Minister for Education if she will confirm that a review of post-primary education is to be initiated by her Department; if she will give details of the funding allocated for the work of tha...More Button

That is an extraordinarily unsatisfactory answer. We have had intimations of meetings with the Taoiseach and promises of post-primary reviews. There have been 12,000 people descending on Athlone to p...More Button

A final supplementary question. Can the Minister confirm that the savings of over £4 million on the vocational, community and comprehensive new PTR and the savings of over £6 million on Circular 20/8...More Button

No, the Minister has not.More Button

Written Answers. - Education Cuts.

asked the Minister for Education if direct intervention will be made in the controversy surrounding the proposed cuts in vocational, community and comprehensive schools as was done in the primary scho...More Button


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