Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 10 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 1

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Adjournment Debate. - Schools Refurbishment.

I am glad the Deputy has given me the opportunity to outline the position as regards Kilfinane primary school. I thank him for his kind remarks in relation to my visit to Kilmallock last week, which I...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Television Licence Exemption.

This issue has been the subject of a long campaign on the part of Deputy Michael Kitt for many years. The question of granting exemption to schools from the requirement to purchase television licences...More Button

Written Answers. - School Attendance.

Was asked: the number of children on each island who must attend primary schools on the mainland; and the assistance his Department issues in each case.More Button

My Department has no details at present of the number of children living on offshore islands who must attend primary school on the mainland. However, I would not anticipate that the figure would be hi...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Files.

Was asked: the files, if any, sought from his Department by the tribunals of inquiry currently sitting.More Button

The tribunals have not requested any files from my Department.More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Was asked: if a third assistant can be retained as a resource teacher by Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Killawalla, Westport, County Mayo, in view of the fact this school requires a special class within their school progr...More Button

I understand that Scoil Naomh Pádraig already has the support of a resource teacher which it shares with another school. While the school has applied to my Department for the appointment of a full-tim...More Button

Was asked: if arrangements are in place to ensure that the promise made to provide every national school with access to a remedial teacher by the start of the next academic year will be honoured; if three school...More Button

I can assure the Deputy that it is my intention that every primary school in the country will have access to a remedial teacher service with effect from September next. The necessary arrangements are...More Button

Was asked: further to his public statements of 5 November 1998 and 3 December 1998, the entitlement to additional resources and funding (details supplied) for St. Michael's House national school, Ballymun Road, ...More Button

I have requested my Department's inspectorate to review the staffing and equipment needs of the school in question, having regard to the special needs of the pupils involved. The question of further s...More Button

Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: if he will sanction a grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork due to the unusual circumstances.More Button

The higher education grant schemes operate under the Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Acts, 1968 to 1992. These Acts define a mature student to mean a person of not less than 23 years of ag...More Button

Written Answers. - Youth Services.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the annual funding to the youth service in the Carlow region is only £22 per youth; if he will approve additional funding for the development of the yo...More Button

My Department has sought details as to the basis for the figure referred to by the Deputy. The information provided will be considered in the context of allocations for 1999. The allocation process wi...More Button


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