Carey, Pat

Tuesday, 26 April 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 601 No. 2

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Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Bill 2004: Report Stage (Resumed).

Question put: “That the words proposed to be deleted stand.”
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Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Private Members’ Business - Class Sizes: Motion.

I am pleased to have an opportunity of speaking on this motion and supporting the Government’s amendment.More Button

There is a danger that this debate will turn into a cruinniú na múinteoirí.More Button

It is also important to look at the educational landscape in the mid-1990s. Many Members present will remember when the teaching unions asked for innovative schemes to enable teachers to take an exten...More Button

When the Government took office, it was incumbent on it to introduce what had been long sought. I remember union congress after congress looking for an education Act. Such a step was necessary to unde...More Button

Capitation funding for secondary schools was nearly €40 million. At the primary level the figure came to €52 million. In 2004 the provisional outturn for secondary schools was almost €109 million and ...More Button

That is just the figure for capitation funding alone.More Button

I have the figures for 1994 also. It was €31.5 million for secondary schools and €48 million for primary schools.More Button

One does not need to have a degree in mathematics to see the exponential increase in education spending. To take another example, that of 1,000 special teachers in 108 schools, last year the total cos...More Button

Let us look at the issue of class size. What the Minister stated was important. It was not good but I taught classes with figures in excess of 55. I also taught classes as small as 16. There is an opt...More Button

Absolute expenditure has increased.More Button

Government policies have transformed——More Button

Written Answers - International Agreements.

Asked the minister: the possible economic effects of the new economic partnership agreements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries with particular regard to the negotiation process on the least developed econ...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will elaborate on the role of the European Union in supporting the growth and development of economies in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement on the possible effects of Ireland’s aid policies under the EU’s new economic partnership agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the possible positive changes which the terms of the new economic partnership agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries particularly regarding free trade of intellectual pr...More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Asked the minister: if any discussions here taken place with the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment to develop and extend a model of community support along the lines of the community employment schemes; his p...More Button


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