O'Rourke, Mary

Wednesday, 16 October 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 411 No. 1

First Page Previous Page Page of 394 Next Page Last Page

Confidence in Government: Motion.

Please do not call me “her”.More Button

Written Answers. - Voluntary Services International Funding.

Was asked: the reason for the cutback in funding from £28,700 in 1990 to £4,325 in 1991 to Voluntary Services International, 37 North Great Georges St., Dublin 1.More Button

My Department have funds at their disposal for the support of youth services generally and services for disadvantaged youth in particular. The youth service grants scheme is but one of the mechanisms...More Button

Written Answers. - National Sports Centre.

Was asked: if she will consider siting the proposed new National Sports Centre at Tallaght, Dublin 24 having regard to the fact that there is an extremely large, young, active and sports-minded population in Tal...More Button

Was asked: if she will outline the time-scale for the construction of the National Sports Centre at North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 579 and 590 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Special School Transport.

Was asked: if provision can be made for the provision of an adult supervisor on the special school transport service (details supplied) as the children concerned have serious behavioural problems necessitating s...More Button

It is usual that the facility could be provided through local arrangement among the parties directly involved.More Button

Written Answers. - Remedial Teacher.

Was asked: if she has received a request for a remedial teacher for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if she intends to accede to this request; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A remedial teaching post has recently been allocated to the school in question on a shared basis.More Button

Written Answers. - Cashel (Tipperary) Community School.

Was asked: if she will implement her promise to have the community school in Cashel, County Tipperary commenced this year despite the Government decision to put on hold many projects requiring Exchequer investme...More Button

Arrangements for the invitation of tenders for the proposed new community school in Cashel are expected to be completed shortly. Pending the receipt and examination of the tenders I am not in a posit...More Button

Written Answers. - Dunleer (Louth) Vocational School Extension.

Was asked: when her Department will be in a position to allow the proposed extension to Dunleer Vocational School, County Louth, to go to tender in view of the grave overcrowding situation in the school; and if ...More Button

The question of inviting tenders for the proposed extension to Dunleer vocational school will be considered when the architectural planning is completed. The planning is being dealt with by a design t...More Button

Written Answers. - Primary Students Funding.

Was asked: if all options have been considered by her Department in an effort to obtain EC funding, similar to ESF grants for RTC students, for primary students; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Under the Treaty of Rome the EC Council is empowered to lay down general principles for implementing a common vocational training policy. It is in this context that my Department receive aid from the ...More Button

Written Answers. - VEC Teacher Appointments.

Was asked: whether it is the policy of her Department not to sanction the permanent appointment of teachers in VEC schools where the points to create such appointments arise from ESF-funded courses.More Button

As a general rule, my Department do not sanction permanent posts in respect of ESF-funded programmes because such programmes are subject to change and are sanctioned on a year-to-year basis only. My D...More Button

Written Answers. - Pre-School Playgroups Funding.

Was asked: if she has reviewed her proposals and plans in relation to providing financial assistance to pre-school playgroups which are run by qualified teachers in accordance with regulations of the local auth...More Button

The Department of Health is the Department with responsibility for pre-schools. My Department's involvement in the pre-school area is that it grant-aids pre-school provision for the children of trave...More Button

Written Answers. - Semi-State Companies Audit System.

Was asked: if, in respect of each semi-State company responsible to her Department, she will outline (a) the type of internal audit system which has been established (b) when it commenced to function (c) the way...More Button

There are no semi-State companies operating under the aegis of my Department. There are however a number of statutory bodies which are funded through my Department, and their accounts are subject to ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Mayo School Grants Application.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in making payment of a grant for installation work at a school (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in making payment of a grant for installation work at a school (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

I propose taking Questions Nos. 588 and 589 together. Payment of the appropriate amount in respect of the installation work at the school in County Mayo referred to by the Deputy is being processed an...More Button

Written Answers. - Rutland Street (Dublin) National School.

Was asked: her views on whether there is a need for a special class in Rutland Street National School, Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The number of children requiring a special class facility in the school in question has declined in recent years and only four such children were attending the school in the last school year. My Depar...More Button

Written Answers. - County Cork School Transport.

Was asked: the reason transport has not been provided for children at Little Island who are attending Midleton-Carrigtwohill post-primary centre, County Cork.More Button

The appropriate post-primary centre for transport purposes for the pupils in question is Cobh. However these pupils have chosen to attend Midleton-Carrigtwohill post-primary centre. I am pleased the...More Button

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

Was asked: if she received representations from residents (details supplied) in Dublin 24 regarding the need for the post-primary school for Kingswood Heights-Castleview; and if she will make a statement on the ...More Button

I have received representations from the persons named by the Deputy. I would refer the Deputy to my previous reply to him — No. 203 of 2 July 1991 in which I stated that: “It was decided in 1987 tha...More Button

Written Answers. - Religious Studies Examination Proposal.

Was asked: if she intends to introduce an examination in Religious Studies; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The question of the introduction of religious studies as a subject in the leaving certificate programme and as a subject in the leaving certificate examination is under consideration in my Department...More Button

Written Answers. - Third Level Places.

Was asked: if she will outline the real cost of provision of places in the various third level institutions; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Given the major differences in costs between courses within third level institutions, figures showing the cost of the provision of places in the various institutions would be misleading. A unit cost ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Kilkenny New School.

Was asked: when funds will be provided for a new national school at Clogh, County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the reason for the delay in having the sketch plans returned to the school authorities to enable them apply for planning permission for a new national school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 596 and 671 together.More Button

Was asked: when funds will be sanctioned for the provision of a new vocational school at Johnstown, County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if stage 4 documentation for the proposed vocational school in Johnstown, County Kilkenny has been examined by her Department; and if the planning of this project can now proceed to stage 5.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 597 and 673 together regarding the provision of a new vocational school at Johnstown, County Kilkenny. The planning of this project, plans for which have been revised...More Button

Written Answers. - County Mayo School Transport.

Was asked: if a school bus could be rerouted to facilitate children (details supplied) attending Balla Secondary School in County Mayo.More Button

The standard of service which is currently available to these pupils is considered adequate in the context of the general operation of the post-primary transport scheme. In the circumstances, it is no...More Button

Written Answers. - National Lottery Funds.

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Leitrim by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Cork North West constituency by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Monaghan through her Department in 1991.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in Limerick East by her Department to date.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available by her Department in County Kildare in each of the years between 1987 and 1991.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available from her Department to the Dún Laoghaire constituency in the current year and in each previous year.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Galway by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Dublin West constituency by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Carlow by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available through her Department to the Dublin South-East constituency (a) for the current year and (b) for all previous years.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Galway through her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in each of the Cork constituencies by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Kerry North constituency and the Kerry South constituency respectively by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Dublin North constituency by her Department; and if the funding was made to a specific group, if she will outline the number of groups ...More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in Cork South West by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Wexford by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available (a) in County Laois and (b) in County Offaly by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Louth by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Dublin North-Central constituency in (1) the current year and (2) each previous year by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in Cork City by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Wicklow by her Department in (1) 1991 and (2) each previous year.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available by her Department in the Dublin South Central constituency for the year ended 31 December, 1990, and to date in 1991; and if she will give a b...More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Dublin South constituency by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in the Dublin South constituency by her Department; and if she will name the groups, organisations and projects to whom funds have been alloca...More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Cork by her Department in (1) 1991 and (2) in each previous year.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available by her Department to County Cork in (i) 1991 and (ii) each previous year.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available by her Department in County Meath; the names of the successful applicants; and the amounts granted in each case.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available by her Department in County Clare in each year from 1987 to 1991.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Kilkenny by her Department.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available in County Westmeath by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of national lottery funds made available through her Department in Dublin city.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 599, 600, 602, 604, 607-611, 615, 622, 624, 625, 629, 633, 634, 636, 641, 646, 654-658, 661, 676, 680, 681, 695, 696 and 703 together. The information requested by the...More Button

Written Answers. - North-East Regional Sports Centre.

Was asked: whether there is any intention to designate a regional sports centre for the north-east region as was originally intended; if Dundalk could be considered in this regard; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

A grant is being made available from the proceeds of the national lottery to Dundalk UDC for the extension of the existing sports centre as a local sports centre under the capital grants scheme for th...More Button

Written Answers. - County Mayo School Extension.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in completing the work to the extension at a school (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

The provision of a toilet block and teachers room at the school referred to by the Deputy has been completed except for the mechanical and electrical services. Tenders have been received for this par...More Button

Written Answers. - Provision of Recreation Facilities.

Was asked: if she will outline (a) money which is available from her Department for the provision of swimming pools around the country whether from national lottery funds or otherwise, (b) the take-up on any of ...More Button

Capital grants towards the cost of sport, recreation and amenity facilities are provided for under a number of schemes administered by the Departments of Education and the Environment. In the case of ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Clare School Extension.

Was asked: when she intends allowing the proposed extension to Connolly national school, County Clare (details supplied) go to tender.More Button

Was asked: if she has sanctioned the extention for Connolly national school, County Clare since the board of management have completed all the necessary details including planning permission.More Button

I propose taking Questions Nos. 612 and 686 together. Tender documents for the proposed extension to Connolly national school, County Clare have been completed. The question of when tenders can be in...More Button

Written Answers. - County Offaly School Extension.

Was asked: the present position regarding the provision of an extension to Edenderry Boy's national school at Gilroy Avenue, Edenderry, County Offaly; if she will outline the works she proposes for this school; ...More Button

I have approved the provision of a permanent extension of two classrooms and a teachers room to Edenderry Boy's national school, County Offaly. I expect that sketch plans for the project will be compl...More Button

Was asked: the present position regarding the provision of an extension to Ballinagar national school, Tullamore, County Offaly; and when work will commence on the extension.More Button

Tenders for the proposed extension to Ballinagar national school, Tullamore, County Offaly, are at present being examined and this process will be completed at the earliest possible date. The question...More Button

Written Answers. - Caretaker for County Limerick School.

Was asked: if she will pay a grant in respect of a caretaker at a primary school (details supplied) in County Limerick for the period from 1 January, 1991 to date during which the school had employed a caretaker...More Button

The Department have agreed to pay a grant in respect of the caretaker concerned from his starting date 14 January 1991. This decision has been conveyed to the school.More Button

Written Answers. - Home/Liaison Teachers.

Was asked: the number of home/school liaison teachers at primary level; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A total of 45 home/school liaison teacher posts have now been allocated at primary level. This includes an additional 15 posts allocated in the current year. The scheme now embraces 80 primary scho...More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas Schools.

Was asked: the total amount of special grants to schools in disadvantaged areas in the school year 1990-91; the number of pupils attending these schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if she intends paying the special grants to schools in disadvantaged areas in the year 1991-92; and if so, when.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 618 and 619 together. The total amount of special grants paid to primary schools in disadvantaged areas in the school year 1990-91 was £964,713. The number of pupils ...More Button

Written Answers. - Remedial Teachers.

Was asked: if she will outline (a) the total number of remedial teachers at primary level, (b) the total number of remedial English teachers at primary level, (c) the total number of remedial maths teachers at p...More Button

There are currently 967 remedial teachers at primary school level. Posts are not specified as for “remedial English” or “remedial mathematics”. The role of the remedial teacher is to address any aspec...More Button

Written Answers. - Third Level Grants.

Was asked: the number of students who qualified for third level grants on entering third level education from either a local authority or a VEC, excluding ESF grants in September 1990; the number in each categor...More Button

The number of students who qualified for the new award of higher education grants and VEC scholarships in the 1990-91 academic year was 4,775. The other information requested by the Deputy is not avai...More Button

Was asked: the measures she proposes to take to ensure the early and regularised payment of local authority third level grants; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the wide discrepancy in the date of payment by local authorities of education grants to students in third level education; the reasons this discrepancy exists which ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 623 and 630 together. Under the Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act, 1968 the local authorities are statutorily entrusted with the administration of the gr...More Button

Written Answers. - Wexford Vocational School.

Was asked: when work will commence on the next phase of the vocational school for the Town of Wexford Vocational Education Committee.More Button

The present position in relation to the provision of the new vocational school in Wexford town is that my Department's building unit will shortly be in a position to authorise the VEC to proceed to th...More Button

Written Answers. - School Secretary Career Break.

Was asked: when her Department will sanction the application for a career break of a person employed as a school secretary (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if written confirmation of the Department's sa...More Button

The granting of a career break for a school secretary is in the first instance a matter for the board of management of the school. The application in question has not been submitted to my Department ...More Button

Written Answers. - Gorey (County Wexford) School.

Was asked: when sanction will be given by her Department for the building of a second level school for Gorey, County Wexford; and when work will commence on this project.More Button

The tenders received for the Gorey community school project have been examined by my Department's design team, which have been requested to prepare their report. Pending receipt of the design team's ...More Button

Written Answers. - Funding of Recreational Facilities.

Was asked: if she will give details of the assistance given to the Central Model School, Dublin 1 in 1990-91 towards swimming costs; and if this amount can be made available again this year as it is badly needed...More Button

My Department do not provide assistance towards swimming costs. I understand the assistance referred to was provided by the Leinster Swimming Association and the Deputy may wish to take up the matter ...More Button

Written Answers. - Bandon (County Cork) National School.

Was asked: the reason there is such a delay in coming to a decision on the new boys, national school in Bandon, County Cork; whether she is in a position to respond as a matter of urgency to the proposals and pl...More Button

The proposals submitted in relation to the Boys' national school at Bandon, County Cork, have been examined in my Department who will communicate with the school authorities in the matter at an early ...More Button

Written Answers. - Mayo School Grant.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in making payment to Bonniconlon national school, County Mayo of grants due to the board of management in respect of essential heating works.More Button

A substantial grant payment in respect of the heating installation at Bonniconlan national school, County Mayo, was made in January 1991 and a further instalment will be paid shortly. The small balanc...More Button

Written Answers. - County Clare Community School.

Was asked: the current position in relation to a community school (details supplied) in County Clare.More Button

The question of how best to provide the proposed new community school in question is currently under examination having regard to the existing post-primary facilities in the centre. The organisation ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Clare Teacher Appointment.

Was asked: if she intends to appoint an extra teacher to a school (details supplied) in County Clare.More Button

As you will be aware the staffing of a national school for a particular year is determined by the enrolment on 30 September of the previous year. This is in accordance with the agreement reached betw...More Button

Written Answers. - Employment of Retired Personnel.

Was asked: if she will outline (a) the number and (b) the areas where deployed, of retired gardaí and retired members of the Defence Forces, in receipt of full State pensions currently employed in her Department...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is as follows:More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: if she will outline (a) the number and (b) areas deployed, of full-time non-clerical Civil Service positions in her Department, previously held by the categories listed following that have been replac...More Button

The position in my Department is that none of the categories listed by the Deputy has been replaced by private contractors in the last five years.More Button

Written Answers. - County Tipperary School Grant.

Was asked: when payment of a grant to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when a grant application by a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be processed and finalised; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when a road safety complaint lodged by a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be investigated and a resolution proposed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose taking Questions Nos. 642, 643 and 644 together. The question of road safety at this school referred to by the Deputy is a matter for Waterford County Council. However, my Department's local...More Button

Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: when she intends to provide free depreciation on the machinery of agricultural contractors for higher education grant purposes.More Button

For a candidate to be eligible for the award of a higher education grant, the reckonable income of the candidate and of the candidate's parents or guardians must be within the income limits set out in...More Button

Written Answers. - School Bus Pass.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that (1) a person (details supplied) in County Dublin has been refused a bus pass for her child who is attending an all-Irish school in Stillorgan on the gr...More Button

, Under the terms of the school transport scheme transport may be sanctioned only in respect of the nearest appropriate school. The nearest appropriate school in this case is in Bray. However, in the...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Zoo.

Was asked: when the report on Dublin Zoo will be published.More Button

Was asked: whether her attention has been drawn to the fact that (1) the health and safety at work inspectorate have inspected working conditions in Dublin Zoo with specific regard to the elephant house, (2) int...More Button

Was asked: if she will outline the Government's proposal in relation to the long term plan for the future of Dublin Zoo and the keeping of large animals there; whether it is intended to expand further resources ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 648, 649 and 650 together. As I have indicated in my reply to a previous parliamentary question from the Deputy, I have no function regarding the day to day opertion o...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin National School.

Was asked: if there are sufficient funds available to enable her to authorise the board of management of a national school (details supplied) in Dublin 6 to go out to tender as they have been ready to do so for ...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is an enormous demand from parents for places in a national school (details supplied) in Dublin 6, notwithstanding the availability of other nati...More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm that a national school (details supplied) in Dublin 6 has (1) obtained planning permission for a new six classroom replacement building, (2) raised the necessary local financial co...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 651, 652 and 653 together. Tender documents for the national school project referred to by the Deputy have been completed as have all the other planning requirements. ...More Button

Written Answers. - Gaeltacht Students Scholarship.

Was asked: the reason an applicant (details supplied) in County Kerry was not awarded a higher education Gaeltacht scholarship.More Button

The applicant in question has been awarded a university scholarship for Gaeltacht students and has been officially notified to that effect by my Department.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Schools Equipment.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the very serious situation at St. Joseph's school for deaf boys in Cabra, Dublin 7, where her Department is allowing the school's equipment to deteriorate and become...More Button

All of the issues raised by the Deputy are being examined as part of a detailed review of the operation of the schools in question which is currently being conducted by my Department. As part of this...More Button

Written Answers. - Ashbourne (County Meath) National School.

Was asked: if she will outline the current position regarding the provisions of a new all-Irish national school at Ashbourne, County Meath; and the reason for the delay in inviting tenders for this project.More Button

Tender documents for the proposed new national school for Gaelscoil na Cille, Ashbourne, County Meath have been completed. The question of the invitation of tenders for the project will arise for con...More Button

Written Answers. - Corduff (Dublin) National School.

Was asked: if agreement was reached between her Department and the Corduff national school authority regarding the payment of a grant to tarmacadam the play area located at Corduff national school, Lusk, County ...More Button

My Department approved a grant towards the provision of hard play area at Corduff national school, Lusk, County Dublin, based on the area of play space the school would be entitled to by virtue of its...More Button

Written Answers. - Swords (Dublin) School.

Was asked: the current position regarding the provision of improvements to the Old Boro School, Swords, County Dublin.More Button

Tender documents for the proposed improvement scheme to Old Boro national school, Swords, County Dublin, have been received from the architect engaged by the school authorities. The question of the in...More Button

Written Answers. - Cork School Grant Application.

Was asked: when payment of the grant in respect of a national school (details supplied) in County Cork will issue.More Button

My Department have no record of any outstanding grant relating to the national school in County Cork, referred to by the Deputy. If he submits further details I will arrange for the matter to be inve...More Button

Written Answers. - Sligo School Transport.

Was asked: if she will arrange that children (details supplied) attending 7th class in Scoil Ursula, Sligo, be given accommodation on a school bus passing their homes with vacant seats available.More Button

I am having the circumstances of this case investigated to determine whether the provision of transport would be justified.More Button

Written Answers. - Submission of Annual Reports.

Was asked: if she will outline in respect of each semi-State or other body submitting an annual report to her Department, the date on which the 1990 Annual Report was (a) received by her (b) laid before the Hous...More Button

The bodies/institutions listed below are required to submit an annual report to my Department. The reports of the bodies marked with an asterisk are required to be laid before each House of the Oirea...More Button

Written Answers. - Fee-Paying Schools Funding.

Was asked: if State financial assistance, other than the payment of teachers' salaries, is being provided to fee paying second level schools; and if she will outline the total amount of such assistance paid to e...More Button

Catholic fee-paying schools are not eligible for any grants from the Department other than teachers' salaries.More Button

Written Answers. - Teachers' Salaries.

Was asked: if she will list the second level fee paying schools in the State where her Department are paying teachers' salaries; and in the case of each school, if she will outline (a) the number of teachers who...More Button

A list of the fee-paying secondary schools in which my Department pays teachers' salaries follows. Boarding schools are indicated on this list. It would not be in accordance with normal practice to d...More Button

Written Answers. - Second Level Schools Statistics.

Was asked: the total number of second level schools in the State.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is given in tabular form underneath. Number of Second Level Schools — 1990-91More Button

Written Answers. - Kilkenny National School Development.

Was asked: if she will outline the progress made to date regarding an extension which is urgently needed to a national school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will arrange for her inspector to c...More Button

My Department have decided upon the extent of the additional land needed for the development at the national school in County Kilkenny referred to by the Deputy and have authorised the school authorit...More Button

Written Answers. - County Dublin Second Level School Requirements

Was asked: the up-to-date position regarding the provision of a second level school for the Castleknock area of Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the up-to-date position regarding the provision of a second level school for the Hartstown/Huntstown area of Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 674 and 675 together.More Button

Written Answers. - Vocational Education Staff Allocation.

Was asked: if she intends to sanction the application from the Navan Community College for the replacement of two caretakers; her views on whether the non-replacement of these staff will lead to higher costs in ...More Button

As the Deputy is aware, staff are allocated to vocational education committees on a scheme-wide basis and it is a matter for each committee to deploy the staff as it sees fit.More Button

Written Answers. - Drogheda (Louth) School Project.

Was asked: the stage which the extension to St. Mary's Diocesan School, Drogheda, County Louth has reached; if this project will go to tender this year; if not, when it will go to tender; and when she expects wo...More Button

Architectural planning of the proposed extension to St. Mary's Diocesan School, Drogheda, County Louth has now been completed. I am not in a position at this time to say when the project will go to te...More Button

Written Answers. - County Meath School Project.

Was asked: if the final stages of preparation of plans for a school (details supplied) in County Meath have been completed by her Department; when these proposals will go to tender; and when she envisages that w...More Button

The planning of this proposed school in County Meath is nearing completion. I am not in a position at present to give a precise indication of when it will be possible to invite tenders or when constru...More Button

Written Answers. - University Libraries.

Was asked: if she will make a statement on the extension of legal provision for copyright deposits of Irish publications to include the newly established University of Limerick and City of Dublin University; if ...More Button

The University of Limerick and Dublin City University Acts of 1989 amended Section 56 of the Copyright Act, 1963 so that the libraries of the new universities become depository libraries for Irish pub...More Button

Written Answers. - Student Exchange Programme.

Was asked: if she will make a statement on the current workings of the Tempus scheme for the exchange of higher educational personnel between Ireland and Hungary; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that...More Button

The Tempus Programme, which is the Trans-European Mobility Programme for University Students, was introduced, negotiated and agreed during Ireland's Presidency of the EC in the first half of 1990 and ...More Button

Written Answers. - County Clare School Transport.

Was asked: if she has examined the appeal of the board of management of Inch national school in Ennis, County Clare for a restoration of their school bus service since they have demonstrated that they have 11 qu...More Button

The number of eligible pupils from the areas mentioned for whom Inch national school is the nearest school is below the number required under the school transport scheme to establish or retain a servi...More Button

Was asked: if she has examined the appeal made to the board of management of Stonehall national school, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare for the restoration of the school bus service as they have the minimum qu...More Button

The service referred to in the Deputy's question was withdrawn at the end of the summer school term 1991 as the number of eligible children offering for transport was below the minimum number of ten r...More Button

Written Answers. - County Kilkenny National School Projects.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in having sketch plans for the proposed extension to a national school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny sent to the school authorities to enable them to seek local author...More Button

The preparation of a sketch plan for the proposed extension to the national school in County Kilkenny referred to by the Deputy is well advanced. It will be completed at the earliest possible date wh...More Button

Was asked: if her Department has any plans for the provision of an extension to a national school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny where there is serious overcrowding and where the extension is urgently req...More Button

My Department's professional staff are examining the whole question of accommodation at the national school in County Kilkenny referred to by the Deputy. When their reports have been received and con...More Button

Written Answers. - County Kilkenny Schools Accommodation.

Was asked: if the report requested by her in relation to the accommodation requirements of a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny is yet available; and if so, when sanction will be forthcoming for the pr...More Button

The report in relation to accommodation at the school in County Kilkenny referred to by the Deputy has been received and is being examined. My Department will communicate with the school authorities...More Button

Was asked: the progress which is being made in relation to a national school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

On 8 April 1991 sketch plans for the proposed new national school in County Kilkenny referred to by the Deputy were sent to the chairman of the school's board of management to enable him to seek plann...More Button

Written Answers. - Higher Education Grant Applications.

Was asked: if a full higher education grant will be approved for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford attending University of Limerick; and if she will review the regulations in relation to such persons...More Button

Wexford County Council are the body statutorily entrusted with the administration of the higher education grants scheme in the candidate's area. I understand that, on the basis of established criteri...More Button

Written Answers. - Eligibility of Pupil for Entry to School.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied) in County Clare has been refused entry to secondary schools in his neighbourhood and that his primary school will not take ...More Button

The eligibility of pupils in general for entry to post-primary schools is governed by regulations, but my Department do not have statutory power of control over the admission of individual pupils to a...More Button

Written Answers. - Relations with UNESCO.

Was asked: if she will make a statement on Ireland's present relations with UNESCO with special reference to the reactivation of a national commission composed of persons excluding departmental civil servants, p...More Button

The constitution of UNESCO states that, each member state should make its own arrangements in relation to the work of UNESCO. Normally this takes the form of a National Commission involving Governmen...More Button

Written Answers. - Reply to Correspondence.

Was asked: the reason she has not replied to correspondence from persons (details supplied) in Cork which was posted in early September.More Button

I regret that as I have not got sufficient information regarding this matter I am unable to give a reply. However, if the Deputy would contact my office with further details I would be very pleased to...More Button

Written Answers. - County Tipperary Grant Application.

Was asked: if she will give permission for a higher education grant to be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I understand that the person in question last held a higher education grant from Tipperary (SR) County Council while studying science at UCC in the 1982-83 academic year. Tipperary (SR) County Counci...More Button

Written Answers. - County Louth Community College Extension.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the need for extra classrooms at St. Oliver's community college, Drogheda, County Louth; if she will give final approval to the proposed extension; and if she will m...More Button

I am aware of the need for extra classrooms at St. Oliver's community college, Drogheda, County Louth, and consequently, I have recently authorised the County Louth VEC to proceed with the planning of...More Button

Written Answers. - County Cork School Extension.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the concern felt by the school authorities of the Patrician Academy, Mallow, County Cork at the continuing delay in their school extension project; and if she will o...More Button

I am aware of the understandable concern of the school authorities that the building at the Patrician Academy, Mallow should proceed as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Fingal Community College, Swords, County Dublin.

Was asked: if she has approved the schedule of accommodation for Fingal community college, Swords, County Dublin; and if she will outline the next stage and projected time-scale for this much needed school.More Button

The accommodation requirements of Fingal community college have been examined and a schedule of accommodation to be provided has been sent to the County Dublin Vocational Education Committee for agree...More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin College Transport Facilities.

Was asked: if she will provide school transport for two blind students attending Rosmini College, Dublin (details supplied).More Button

My Department are in a position to give these pupils free passes on scheduled services from Swords to Drumcondra.More Button

Written Answers. - County Kildare Recreational Facilities.

Was asked: if she will outline the full extent of an open space available to the authorities at Confey College, Leixlip, County Kildare for the provision of recreational and other outdoor facilities at the colle...More Button

Was asked: the current position with regard to the proposed extension of facilities at Confey College, Leixlip, County Kildare; the precise extent of facilities now proposed; if she has satisfied herself that su...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 702 and 704 together. The site at Confey College is approximately 9.5 acres. There is provision in the plans of the new school development for recreational facilities...More Button


Last Updated: 23/05/2011 01:29:43 First Page Previous Page Page of 394 Next Page Last Page