Bhreathnach, Niamh

Thursday, 30 June 1994

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 444 No. 7

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Estimates, 1994 (Resumed).

I welcome the opportunity to participate in this Adjournment Debate. I wish to avail of the occasion to highlight some of the achievements in education and give this House an indication of my priori...More Button

Written Answers. - Dunleer (Louth) School Extension.

Was asked: when she will sanction the commencement of the extension to Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer, County Louth, in view of the fact that the builder has been waiting to start this project.More Button

Tenders for the extension to Scoil Uí Mhuirí have been received and examined by my Department. A letter approving acceptance of the recommended tender has issued to the chief executive officer, Louth...More Button

Written Answers. - Ardee (Louth) Community School Funding.

Was asked: if she will give a higher grant to Ardee community school, County Louth, to enable them to complete tennis courts at a cost of approximately £30,000.More Button

A request was received from Ardee community school in 1991 for funding to upgrade the tennis and basketball courts at the school. Due to financial constraints, it was not possible to sanction the nec...More Button

Written Answers. - Waterford Regional Technical College Courses.

Was asked: the number of degree courses being taught at Waterford Regional Technical College; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The number of degree programmes on offer at Waterford Regional Technical College for the academic year 1993-94 is six.More Button

Written Answers. - School Transport Scheme.

Was asked: if she will sanction a remote area grant for persons (details supplied) in County Mayo who live 2.1 miles away from the school and who previously were getting school transport which was withdrawn beca...More Button

Under the rules of the school transport scheme, the remote area grant may be paid only in cases where the applicant lives at least three miles from the school. The family who are the subject of the D...More Button

Written Answers. - County Mayo Remedial Teachers.

Was asked: the number of schools in County Mayo that have remedial teachers; and the number that have not got remedial teachers.More Button

At present, 81 primary schools in County Mayo have the services of a remedial teacher. This includes 22 schools which will receive the services of a remedial teacher from September next as part of th...More Button

Written Answers. - VEC Appointments.

Was asked: if she gives approval as required by section 23 (2) of the Vocational Education Act, 1930.More Button

Was asked: whether the allocation, number, qualifications and appointment of teachers by vocational education committees is subject to her prior approval; when, and the way in which this approval is given; and w...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 151 and 152 together. Section 23 (2) of the Vocational Education Act, 1930, provides that:More Button

Written Answers. - Mallow (Cork) School.

Was asked: the reason Boherbue primary school, Mallow, County Cork, has not been designated as disadvantaged in view of the fact that Boherbue comprehensive school is so designated; and if she will make a statem...More Button

I am aware that the school in question has applied for inclusion in the disadvantaged areas scheme.More Button

Written Answers. - Dublin Schools Staffing.

Was asked: if she will ensure that St. Gabriel's boys' national school, Cowper Street, Dublin 7, does not lose a teacher from its current staff in view of the disadvantaged community and the many allied difficul...More Button

The staffing of a national school for a particular year is determined by the enrolment in the school on 30 September of the previous year. The enrolment of St. Gabriel's boys' national school on 30 Se...More Button

Was asked: the number of teacher's assistants in the pre-school, Seán McDermott Street, Dublin 1; if this is one short of the original number available to this worthwhile educational project; and if an additiona...More Button

The pre-school project referred to by the Deputy has a staffing of a principal plus six assistant teachers and five classroom assistants catering for 94 pre-school children from the immediate neighbou...More Button

Written Answers. - Maynooth (Kildare) School.

Was asked: if an application has been received from Maynooth primary school, County Kildare, for grant assistance under her Department's recreational facilities scheme; if she will favourably consider the applic...More Button

My Department has no record of receiving an application from Maynooth primary school, County Kildare under the recreational facilities scheme. All applications received under the scheme are currently...More Button

Written Answers. - Sport Funding.

Was asked: if she will offer funds from the proceeds of the national lottery to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in respect of the costs involved in the forthcoming amateur international darts tourn...More Button

My Department operates a scheme whereby grants are paid to national governing bodies of sport to assist towards the cost of Irish teams participating in major international competition. If an applicat...More Button

Written Answers. - Pilot Pre-School Project.

Was asked: the way in which the locations for the pre-school pilot scheme, as recently announced, were decided; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that some of the selected locations already have commun...More Button

I recently announced the establishment of a pilot pre-school project in eight designated areas of disadvantage. Decisions on the selection of locations for inclusion in the pilot pre-school project we...More Button

Written Answers. - School Drop Out Rates.

Was asked: the school drop out rates for each group up to 15 years of age and specifically for the Ballymun/Finglas areas of Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the plans, if any, she has to deal with th...More Button

School attendance committees are responsible for the enforcement of the School Attendance Act in certain parts of Dublin and in Cork and Waterford. In all other areas the Garda Síochána have responsib...More Button

Written Answers. - Amateur Boxing Clubs.

Was asked: if there is a special fund in 1994 to assist amateur boxing clubs with capital, running or coaching expenses; if so, the amounts allocated and other such details; if she will give details of the 1993 ...More Button

There is no special fund in 1994 to assist amateur boxing clubs with capital or running or coaching expenses. Applications from boxing clubs for capital grants are considered under the recreational f...More Button


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