Dempsey, Noel

Thursday, 16 October 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 572 No. 5

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Adjournment Debate. - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: when a new physical education hall will be provided at Presentation secondary school, Milltown, County Kerry; the reason for the delay in this development; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Was asked: if funding will be provided to provide additional classroom accommodation at Presentation secondary school, Milltown, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 104 and 105 together. The extension project which includes the provision of a physical education hall at Presentation secondary school, Milltown, County Kerry, is list...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Staffing.

Was asked: if the Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 applies to part-time teachers, including pro-rata contracted teachers, non casual part-time teachers and casual part-time teachers; the implica...More Button

My Department is currently engaged in discussions with the school management bodies and the teacher unions on the implementation of the Protection of Employees (Part-time Work) Act 2001, as it relates...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if he intends to give an increased capital allocation for primary schools in 2004; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many primary school buildings need modernising; the minor grants for...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that the precise level of funding allocated to primary building projects is being determined in the context of the ongoing 2004 Estimates campaign. I am pleased to advise the ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Transport.

Was asked: the position in relation to the case of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if in view of the circumstances, a special taxi or bus can be put in place to take them to school and back; and i...More Button

My Department has requested Bus Éireann to provide a report on the matter. The case will be examined as soon as the report is received.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if urgent assistance will be given to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9; and if this person's family will receive the maximum advice, support and assistance.More Button

The position is that ten hours home tuition per week until the end of July 2003 were sanctioned for the pupil referred to by the Deputy on the 30 April 2003. A further application for home tuition for...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Transport.

Was asked: if an extension to the school transport service for persons (details supplied) in County Mayo will be sanctioned, based on the medical evidence submitted; if his Department has received the two medica...More Button

The pupils referred to in the details supplied reside within two miles of the route of service to the school in question. As this is considered to be a reasonable level of service in the context of th...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Schools of Music.

Was asked: the position regarding the proposal for a new building in relation to a project (details supplied) in County Cork; and the amount of funding which will be made available.More Button

Under EU rules, where projects are financed on a deferred payment basis by the private sector, such as the Cork School of Music public private partnership project, the capital value of such projects i...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if he will investigate an appli cation for resource teaching support on behalf of a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

The level of support made available to schools is determined having regard to the professionally-assessed needs of the individual pupil. In this case, an application for 2.5 hours resource teaching su...More Button

My Department received an application for resource teaching support for the child in question on 23 September 2003. Applications for special educational supports received between 14 February 2003 and ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Third Level Education.

The following table gives details of persons enrolled in science. Courses in universities and institutes of technology from 1992-93 to 2001-02, the latest year for which figures are available:More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Transport.

Legislation regarding the fitting and use of seat belts in public vehicles is the responsibility of the Minister for Transport. Under existing regulations passenger seat belts are noncompulsory in bus...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Voluntary School Sector.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 116 and 118 together. Voluntary secondary schools are institutions that are privately owned and managed. Secondary schools that are recognised for purposes of the Educ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Insurance Costs.

Responsibility for arranging insurance cover on school property and against public liability is a matter for the managerial authorities of primary and voluntary secondary schools, which are privately ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Transport.

For the purposes of post-primary education provision, the country is divided into catchment areas, each of which has its own postprimary education centre. These areas were drawn up in the late 1960s i...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Third Level Fees.

No decisions have been taken at this stage on the level of student registration charges for the 2004-05 academic year.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Schools Building Projects.

The 2003 capital programme has now been published and full details in relation to individual primary major building projects are available on my Department's website at www.education.ieOn the basis o...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - School Accommodation.

The 2003 school building programme was published on 22 January 2003 and amounted to €342.9 million – four times the amount allocated in 1997. The 2003 programme will deliver over 140 large-scale proje...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Special Educational Needs.

I wish to inform the Deputy that the health authorities have overall responsibility for provision for young adults over 18 years of age with special needs. My Department provides funding towards the e...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Benchmarking Awards.

The education sector performance verification group has carried out an assessment of action plans in respect of institutions in the education sector in fulfilment of the first stage of the verificatio...More Button


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