Shortall, Róisín

Wednesday, 7 March 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 532 No. 2

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Priority Questions. - Career Guidance and Counselling Services.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the recent report on the high non-completion rates within the universities and the indications of even higher such rates within the institutes of technology, he will give urgent attenti...More Button

The Minister's reply indicating his view of the career guidance service is extraordinary. Does he agree it is somewhat different from what most people have of that service? This has always been regard...More Button

Is it a mainstream service?More Button

Does the Minister see access to career guidance as being a mainstream service to which all mainstream students are entitled? Has the pre-election promise the Minister made to restore the 250:1 ratio b...More Button

When will the Minster meet the target?More Button

Other Questions. - School Staffing.

Information is emerging which indicates a worrying trend among second level teachers in that quite a significant number are leaving the profession. Will the Minister undertake to extract from the payr...More Button

The Minister has figures. He said earlier he did not.More Button

Other Questions. - Task Force on Dyslexia.

The Minister said he does not have figures on the number of people with dyslexia. I am sure he will agree that this is another indication of the information deficit within his Department. Was it part ...More Button

It did.More Button

Other Questions. - School Guidelines.

This is a growing problem. We have all had complaints where one or other parent has not been provided with access to information about their child in school. It is not adequate to speak about individu...More Button

Written Answers. - Student Support Schemes.

Asked the minister: the plans he has to introduce a student loan scheme to ease the burden of part-time work on many third level students to bring Ireland into line with most European Union partners who already operate t...More Button

Written Answers. - Literacy Levels.

Asked the minister: if he has set any targets for tacking the consistently high rates of literacy problems among school children; the specific measures he will implement to achieve these targets; and if he will make a st...More Button

Written Answers. - Child Care Services.

Asked the minister: the measures he is taking to address the serious skills shortage among child care workers and care staff; the additional third-level places that have been provided since the start of the academic year...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Asked the minister: if he will request the Eastern Regional Health Authority to investigate the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11, if he will ask the Eastern Regional Health Authority if the problem is one...More Button

Written Answers. - Residential Child Care.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the number of secure residential places for disturbed children; the location of these centres; the health board or other agency which operates each centre; if each centre has been...More Button

Asked the minister: the action he is taking to tackle the crisis in residential child care due to severe shortages of qualified staff; his views on the difficulties of recruitment and the way in which these will be addre...More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the levels of nursing home subvention, the qualifying criteria and rates for enhanced subventions and if he will make a statement on the adequacy of the current provision.More Button

Written Answers. - Housing Aid for the Elderly.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the serious backlog of work under the special housing aid for the elderly scheme within the eastern region; the percentage of the total fund which was allocated to t...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Appeals.

Asked the minister: the reason the file of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 has not been provided to the appeals office despite its request of 18 December 2001; and if he will take steps to expedite this matter im...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: if he will report on the work of the policy unit within his Department; the numbers of staff and their grades; the work which they have undertaken in each of the past three years; the work in which th...More Button

Written Answers. - Second Level Fees.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was charged £1,600 to participate in a second chance two year leaving certificate course in the VEC centre in Moydewell, County Kerry; and if he ...More Button


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