Woods, Michael J.

Wednesday, 1 March 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 515 No. 4

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Written Answers. - Community Training Workshops.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that trainees attending a community training workshop in Balloonagh, Tralee, County Kerry, are been denied their courses in numeracy, literacy and life and ...More Button

At national level, the management and funding of the network of community training workshops is a matter for FÁS. Responsibility for the day-to-day operation of individual workshops is a matter for th...More Button

Written Answers. - Apprenticeship Places.

Was asked: if he will increase the number of places for apprentices for module 4 of the vehicle body repair apprentices scheme at Dublin Institute of Technology in view of the fact this would allow the 85 appren...More Button

The number of groups of apprentices catered for by institutes of technology in relation to the different trades is subject to adjustment from term to term in the light of a range of factors for exampl...More Button

Written Answers. - Pupil Intake.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 153 of 23 June 1992 on the projected intake to St. Brigid's national school, Castleknock, and Scoil Tomáis national school, Laurel Lodge, Dublin 15, the intake in...More Button

The information sought by the Deputy is being compiled in my Department and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: when extension works needed at a school (details supplied) in County Sligo will be put out for tender; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

An application from the management authorities of the school in question is being dealt with as quickly as possible by my Department having regard to the large number of school building projects on ha...More Button

Written Answers. - Atlas Revision.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to revise the atlas of Ireland which was last compiled by the Royal Irish Academy in 1979.More Button

My officials have contacted the Royal Irish Academy and I understand that the academy has no plans to revise the atlas of Ireland.More Button

Written Answers. - Third Level Fees.

Was asked: if he will sanction grants for BSc in health studies at Queens University in view of the fact students are awaiting payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department is at present examining issues relating to the course in question. I will revert to the Deputy when that examination is completed.More Button

Written Answers. - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if an application has been received for extra accommodation for Letterbric School, County Donegal; the extra accommodation required; the stage the proposed development is at; and when work will commen...More Button

I take it that the Deputy is referring to Taodhbhog national school. I can confirm that an application has been received from the management authorities of the above school for grant aid towards impro...More Button

Written Answers. - Remedial Service.

Was asked: the primary schools in County Donegal without the services of a remedial teacher; and if he will appoint these teachers to schools without the service.More Button

All schools in County Donegal with a pupil teacher ratio of 10:1 or above have been allocated a remedial teaching service. There are five schools in County Donegal which do not currently have a remedi...More Button

Written Answers. - School Transport.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has for the upgrading of the school bus fleet; if he has satisfied himself that all these vehicles are fully roadworthy, safe and environmentally safe; if he will submit these ve...More Button

The safety standards of vehicles used for school transport is of paramount importance to my Department and to Bus Eireann, who operate the school transport scheme on behalf of my Department. Bus Eirea...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 106 of 2 June 1999, the architectural planning for phase two of the building project at St. Nessan's national school, Mungret, County Limerick, has been compl...More Button

Architectural planning for the construction of a five classroom extension at St. Nessan's national school is well under way and will be completed as quickly as possible having regard to the large numb...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if grants applied for by a school (details supplied) in County Donegal will be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department has received correspondence from the school referred to by the Deputy and a reply will issue to the school in the near future. The school's query is in connection with the science and in...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if he has received a request from a primary school (details supplied) in County Dublin for the creation of a full-time post of a special needs assistant to care for Down's syndrome children enrolled i...More Button

In October, 1999 my Department sanctioned an allocation of 22.5 hours per week child care assistant support for the school in question. This allocation was made to enable the school to cater for a num...More Button


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