Hanafin, Mary

Thursday, 4 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 618 No. 5

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Written Answers - Student Accommodation.

Was asked: her proposals to amend appendix 1 to section 50 of the Finance Act 1999 to include additional institutions and colleges (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Appendix 1 of the Guidelines on Residential Developments for 3rd Level Students issued under Section 50 of the Finance Act, 1999 comprises a list of certifying educational institutions. Full time thir...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: if a student representative from Dublin Institute of Technology will be added to the board of the Grangegorman Development Agency; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if she will consider appointing representatives from the DIT Students’ Union to the Grangegorman Development Agency.More Button

Was asked: the reason her Department has allegedly formed the Grangegorman Development Agency without even consulting the largest stakeholder, that is, the Dublin Institute of Technology students’ union; and if ...More Button

Was asked: if the Dublin Institute of Technology students union will be included on the Grangegorman Development Agency; and if she will consult with them on this matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 205, 211, 223 and 225 together. I recently announced the appointment of Mr. John Fitzgerald, City Manager, Dublin City Council as Chairman of the Grangegorman Developm...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if, in the context of Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, she will consider allowing developers to provide funding for new schools as part of their contribution to the Part V provision; i...More Button

Was asked: if she will report on the procedure involved in terms of planning for additional housing demand and the necessity to provide additional schools to meet that demand within the greater Dublin area; the ...More Button

Was asked: the total number of sites in the ownership of her Department in the greater Dublin area and their location, which have still to be developed as primary or secondary schools in the school building prog...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 206 to 208, inclusive, together. Allowing developers to provide funding for new schools as part of their contribution under Part V of the Planning and Development Act ...More Button

Written Answers - Capitation Grants.

Was asked: if she is seriously committed to reducing the disparity in funding provided by her Department between voluntary secondary schools and community and comprehensive schools; the main mechanism to be used...More Button

Was asked: if assistance will be given to second level schools (details supplied) in particular with the capitation grants and the huge shortfalls, the high cost of school insurance, more provision and services ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 216 together. The funding arrangements made by my Department for second level schools reflect the sectoral division of our second level system. At the core of ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: the reason the proposed expenditure review of Youthreach and senior Traveller training centres is not being undertaken by her Department inspectorate which conducts whole school evaluation and subject...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the proposed expenditure review of Youthreach and senior Traveller training centres not being undertaken by her Department inspectorate which conducts wholeschool evaluation and subject...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: if she has received a report from the transport liaison officer for County Cork in relation to the change in a special school bus route (details supplied); and the position regarding same.More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services.

Was asked: the position concerning an application by Limerick Youth Service for funding for a special project for youth in Rathkeale, County Limerick.More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Status.

Was asked: if she has given consideration to the children who will lose out completely due to the conclusion of giving children an even break in June 2007; the options available to a person (details supplied) in...More Button

Was asked: the impact which the loss of a rural co-ordinator to a school in County Mayo will have on the educational development of a person (details supplied) with special needs.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 215 and 222 together. I can confirm that the child in question is in receipt of full-time special needs assistant support and 5 hours resource teaching hours per week ...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the position concerning the provision of additional classrooms and school facilities for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 16; the progress made since 1 January 2002; her views on whether the posi...More Button

It is not clear which school the Deputy is referring to as there are several primary schools in the area in question. If the Deputy provides specific details to the School Planning Section of my Depar...More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Status.

Was asked: if a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo will be allowed to retain their rural co-ordinator post 2007; and if this school will be reviewed under DEIS to ensure that they are allocated ade...More Button

I am sure the Deputy would agree that it is important to make sure that schools serving the most disadvantaged communities get all the extra support possible and will welcome the extra resources that ...More Button

Written Answers - Site Acquisitions.

Was asked: if she has issued direct instructions in regard to the acquisition of a site for a new primary school at Kill, County Kildare having particular regard to her reply to Parliamentary Question No. 324 of...More Button

As the Deputy is aware, the Property Management Section of the Office of Public Works was requested to source a site for the new primary school at Kill, Co. Kildare. A suitable site for the new primar...More Button

Written Answers - School Closures.

Was asked: the outcome of her meeting with the Christian Brothers in relation to a school (details supplied) in Dublin 8.More Button

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that following my meeting with the Christian Brothers Trustees yesterday, they have taken a decision to postpone the closure of the school to which the Deputy refers ...More Button

Written Answers - Ionaid Oideachais.

Was asked: an eol di an obair thábhachtach atá ar siúl ag ionaid oideachais Gaeltachta maidir le teagasc na Gaeilge sna scoileanna Gaeltachta agus Gaelscoileanna, an tábhacht atá le gach tacaíocht a thabhairt d...More Button

Déanann an Teachta tagairt do chuid dos na hIonaid Oideachais sa líonra Ionad Oideachais atá suite go straitéiseach ar fud na tíre. Tá21 Ionad Oideachais ag feidhmiú go lán aimseartha agus 9 gcinn ag ...More Button

Was asked: an nglacann sí leis anois go bhfuil na páirtithe leasmhara reachtúla go léir ar aon fhocal maidir le forbairt Ionad Náisiúnta Oideachais Ghaeilge Bhaile Mhuirne, a ceadaíodh ar dtús i 1999, cathain a...More Button

Tá fhios agam go bhfuil an Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta sásta tacaíocht a thabhairt don Ionad Náisiúnta Oideachais Gaeilge i mBaile Bhuirne. Tá ceist an Ionaid á plé faoi lá...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 746 of 21 March 2006, if progress has been made regarding the walk tall support being extended to other areas of disadvantage outside of local drugs task force ar...More Button

I understand that the Steering Committee of the Substance Misuse Prevention Programme has submitted to my Department a proposal with a number of options for extending the SMPP (Walk Tall Programme) to...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Committees.

Was asked: if she will provide a list of the membership of her Department’s audit committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The membership of the audit committee in my Department is: Mr. Tom O’Higgins (External) (Chairperson); Mr. Dave Wilson (External); Ms Bernadette Lacey (External) Director General, Department of Social...More Button


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