Durkan, Bernard

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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Order of Business.

The Minister came by Oola.More Button

I was going to ask the Taoiseach for a progress report on the beauty treatment but perhaps we should wait to see how it progresses and I was going to inquire what it entails but it is not promised leg...More Button

I was wondering what process it followed such as whether it was eyeliner to raise the eyebrows of ministerial colleagues or whatever. I advise the Taoiseach to be careful of the vanishing cream. In re...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: her proposals to bring pupil-teacher ratios into line with previous commitments and in accordance with best practice throughout the EU; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: her plans to ensure the provision of seat belts in all school buses throughout the country; if she is prepared to meet this requirement by September 2005; and if she will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the concerns of parents, teachers and school management authorities at the prospect of proposed changes in the allocation of special needs teaching assistants at var...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Asked the minister: the number of civil and public servants on a county basis who have been relocated in accordance with the Government’s programme for decentralisation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Asked the minister: if she has issued instructions in regard to the provision of extra beds in Naas General Hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Asked the minister: when a nursing home subvention or home help will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Disabled Drivers.

Asked the minister: when a decision will be made in the case of an application for appeal regarding a medical certificate for disabled drivers to the Health Service Executive in the case of a person (details supplied) in...More Button

Written Answers - Swimming Pool Projects.

Asked the minister: the extent of the financial support he proposes to offer through Kildare County Council towards the building of a swimming pool at Leixlip; when work will commence; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has been refused rent assistance; when her rent assistance application will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Asked the minister: if and when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will qualify under the farm retirement scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Garda Deployment.

Asked the minister: the names of the lawyers who represent or who have represented the Garda Commissioner or the former Garda Commissioner at the Morris tribunal of inquiry; and the amount of costs recommended or awarded...More Button

Asked the minister: the names of the lawyers who represent or who have represented him at the Morris tribunal of inquiry; and the amount of costs recommended or awarded to his lawyers to date by the tribunal.More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the position in respect of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Asked the minister: if the reason a person (details supplied) in County Dublin arrived here in the first place is not still sufficiently compelling to defer for an indefinite period his deportation if it transpires that ...More Button

Written Answers - State Examinations.

Asked the minister: if special arrangements will be made for a person (details supplied) in County Meath to sit their exams; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the extension project at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the extension project at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the extension project at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the extension project at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the extent to which she expects to increase the number of special needs assistants at primary school level; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: her plans to bring pupil-teacher ratios into line with best practice in other EU jurisdictions; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: her plans for the improvement of pupil-teacher ratios in all primary schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: her plans for the improvement of pupil-teacher ratios in all second level schools; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if a review has taken place regarding pupil-teacher ratio class sizes at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to provision of an extension at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when works will commence at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when a decision will be made regarding an application for a major refurbishment project at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: when extra teaching staff will be allocated to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the provision of extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to a school (details supplied) in conjunction with the County Kildare VEC relating to relocation and extension of the school’s capacity; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding extra facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; when an extension will commence at this school; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when school renovations will be sanctioned at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: when the accommodation issue will be addressed at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare, where no facilities are available for resource teaching; and if she will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if extra teaching staff will be allocated to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: when extra facilities will be provided at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the updated report in regard to the provision of the required and proposed facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the possible deadline for meeting such requirements; and if she ...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of extra accommodation and other requirements at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare which are urgently required; and if she will make a statement on ...More Button

Asked the minister: if and when funding for school building and budget will be authorised for a school (details supplied) in County Meath, specifically catering for children with autism; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of a new school at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of extra classrooms at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare which are urgently required; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to site acquisition to meet requirements of alternative or new school facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to a classroom extension at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to an extension at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to classroom extension at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to construction works at a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to an extension at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: if the extension, ancillary accommodation and autistic unit are on target for completion at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Placement.

Asked the minister: her plans to meet the primary school place needs of parents seeking a multi-denominational educational ethos in Naas, County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position and her plans for the future provision of full primary and post-primary school facilities in line with requirements set out by the schools authorities and by reference to demographic tren...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the extent to which she has studied the need for the provision of a new primary school at Kill, County Kildare; if she has received submissions from the Kill national school authorities in this regard...More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the permanent facilities required at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; the anticipated timescale for the provision of same; and if she will make...More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: the degree to which psychological assessment is readily available at all primary or post-primary schools throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: her plans to meet the new primary and post-primary schools requirements as set out by the various school authorities in the coming year; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the degree to which she expects to increase the number of resource, remedial or special needs teachers at all schools throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: her plans to provide speech and language therapy teachers in accordance with the requirements as set out by the various school authorities throughout the country at primary and second level; and if sh...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which she expects to increase the number of special needs assistants available at second level schools throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Housing Grants.

Asked the minister: his policy towards the provision of disabled persons grants for the modification of accommodation of persons with special needs; if he has or will issue instructions to the local authorities in this r...More Button


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