Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 5 March 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 475 No. 8

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Order of Business.

In relation to promised legislation mentioned in the programme for Government, will the Minister for Finance say when and if it is the intention of the Government to introduce a Bill in respect of the...More Button

On a point of order, a Cheann Comhairle, I am not seeking to challenge any ruling. I attempted to raise this issue by way of parliamentary question.More Button

The Tánaiste indicated that he would seek to do something for the students and college concerned. I received a letter from you, Sir, this morning in relation to this specific matter. I had tabled a n...More Button

I am not challenging anything. As a Member of this House, how can I raise this issue when a parliamentary question I had tabled is ruled out of order and I am not allowed raise the matter on the Orde...More Button

A Private Notice Question is ruled out of order and permission to raise it under Standing Order 31 is also ruled out of order.More Button

The Minister is saying she has no responsibility in the matter. It is a crazy position. Five hundred students are on the streets and we cannot raise the matter formally in this House.More Button

Will the Minister for Finance indicate a time frame for the publication of the ministerial orders on upgrading regional technical colleges to institute of technology status, as indicated last week at ...More Button

We need to have a time frame because we had the unfortunate spectacle yesterday when students from Cork tied themselves to the gates of Leinster House.More Button

I did that.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Cork School Funding.

I wish to share my time with Deputies Batt O'Keeffe and Dan Wallace.More Button

I raised the matter of Cork school funding to highlight the appalling conditions under which children attending St. Mary's special school in Rochestown must operate due to the breakdown of the heating...More Button

That is disgraceful.More Button

There is plenty of money for Dún Laoghaire.More Button

That is not good enough.More Button

We are looking for £200,000 for heating for the school.More Button

That is not true. It is aware.More Button

I apologise, but that is an inaccurate statement. I spoke to someone in the building unit this morning who confirmed the local inspector had made a report.More Button

Written Answers. - Tourism Development.

Asked the minister: his views on whether the thrust of Government policy is on quantity and not quality within the Irish tourism industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: whether her Department has provided any additional administrative staff to the examinations branch to deal with the introduction of the leaving certificate applied examination; and whether a skeleton ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of additional staff she intends to assign to the examinations branch of her Department to arrange the bar coding and collection of material from schools, to ensure that all material has bee...More Button

Asked the minister: the way in which she proposes to assure students taking the leaving and junior certificate exams in 1997 that enough staff will be in place in her Department to make all the arrangements for holding t...More Button

Asked the minister: the reason it has not been possible for her Department to give any indication to the Public Service Executive Union that there will be a positive outcome to the case which her Department claims has be...More Button

Asked the minister: the way in which it was possible for her Department to make a case to the Department of Finance for additional staff; and if it had in fact been made when she responded to questions by Deputy Micheál ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of additional staff her Department has sought from the Department of Finance for the examinations branch of her Department; and the number of staff sought for the special education area.More Button

Asked the minister: her views on the case made by her Department for additional staff; and the steps, if any, she has taken to date to secure the staff sought.More Button


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