Bruton, Richard

Tuesday, 23 March 1999

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 502 No. 3

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Written Answers. - Community Use of Schools.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to introduce arrangements relative to insurance and other overheads which would guarantee that schools could be available for community uses after normal school hours.More Button

Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Issues.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the desire of many people forced into exile by paramilitary organisations to return to Ireland; and the plans, if any, he has to get commitments from former paramili...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the heart echo sound machine in the Mater Hospital, Dublin 7, is out of operation due to a lack of staff to operate it and all appointments are being p...More Button

Written Answers. - Medicinal Drugs.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the side effects of Roaccutane and the request for an independent inquiry into the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if he will change the rules governing rent and mortgage supplement whereby a person switching from pre-retirement allowance to non-contributory old age pension will lose in rent supplement the amount ...More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: if he will extend the pro rata pension concession to widows pensions; and if pre-1953 contributions will be reckonable.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if he will extend the free schemes to persons aged 75 or over who are adult dependants on another person's pension on the same basis as where the claimant is 75; and the estimated cost of this concess...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if his Department has advertised for civilian drivers to supplement serving gardaí; if so, when these advertisements were placed; when interviews were held; and if the positions have been filled.More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: the number of remedial teachers who serve one, two, three, four, five, six and seven schools and so on.More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Status.

Asked the minister: the number of full-time students admitted to the universities in the academic year 1998-99 under the non-CAO admissions systems designed to give access to persons from a disadvantaged background; the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the plans, if any, he has to authorise the move of the brailling of books for primary and secondary school children from Arbor Hill to University College Dublin; and if he will provide funds for the m...More Button

Written Answers. - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if he will review the position of teachers on the panel with regard to their right to be considered for all temporary substitute positions including those of less than eight hours; and if he will make...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the number of children with special education needs in sixth class at primary level who are either in special classes attached to the primary school or integrated into ordinary classrooms; the number ...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the imminent closure of the Dyslexic Support Centre in Limerick; and the plans, if any, he has to intervene to prevent this in view of the impact on children and par...More Button

Asked the minister: if he has assessed the achievements of the bridge project in Newbridge, County Kildare; the plans, if any, he has to provide funding to continue this project; and the further plans, if any, he has to ...More Button

Written Answers. - Mock Examinations.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the growing practice of outside agencies setting and correcting mock examination papers and charging students for the service; his views on whether this may put lowe...More Button

Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Status.

Asked the minister: the number of pupils at primary level in classes of over 30; and the number in classes of 31, 32 and so on.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of pupils in schools designated as disadvantaged in classes of over 30; and the number in classes of 31, 32 and so on.More Button

Asked the minister: the number of teachers needed to eliminate classes of over 30 in all primary schools and in disadvantaged schools without increasing the average class size elsewhere.More Button


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