Hanafin, Mary

Thursday, 29 June 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 622 No. 31

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Was asked: if the work to refurbish a school (details supplied) in Dublin 7 will include a school hall.More Button

The extension project for the school referred to by the Deputy, consists of eight new classrooms, a special needs room, library, general purpose room and associated stores and toilets.More Button

Was asked: if, in view of her response to Parliamentary Question Nos. 261 and 262 of 25 May 2006 and the information on her Department’s website, of 5 October 2005 (details supplied), she will sanction the 2006 ...More Button

As stated in my reply of 25th May, the projects approved for 2006 under the Summer Works Scheme are being treated as year one of the 5 year period for local contribution purposes. Therefore schools th...More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Status.

Was asked: if a school (details supplied) in County Mayo will be included in Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools on consideration of their review application; and if she will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Was asked: if a school (details supplied) in County Mayo will be included in the Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools on consideration of their review application; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

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

Was asked: if she will review the loss of disadvantage status post 2007 for a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo based on revised figures submitted by the school.More Button

Was asked: if she will review the loss of disadvantaged status to a cluster of schools (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the negative effect this decision will have on the schools and the future educa...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 216, 218 and 220 to 222, inclusive, together. DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools), the action plan for educational inclusion, provides for a standardi...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: when capital funding will be available for additional accommodation that is necessary at a primary school (details supplied) in County Mayo in view of the fact that they submitted the application five...More Button

The school referred to by the Deputy has made an application for capital funding towards the provision of additional classroom and ancillary accommodation. My officials are nearing completion of an ex...More Button

Was asked: the position in relation to an extension to a secondary school (details supplied) in County Mayo; the stage it is at; when it is expected to progress to the next stage; the action his Department is ta...More Button

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an early stage of architectural planning. My Department is currently awaiting a revised Stage 1/2 submission to address issues raise...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: the outcome of the review of the closed school rule; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the progress which has been made regarding the application for an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Donegal since 4 April 2006; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The proposed extension project for the school referred to by the Deputy is at an early stage of architectural planning and is one of the 124 schools that I announced in April of 2005 to progress throu...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if she will confirm that a special home tutor approved in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Cork under the special education scheme can continue work throughout the month of July; and if...More Button

I am pleased to advise the Deputy that my Department will write to the family in the coming days confirming sanction of a home tuition grant for a home based education programme during July. An applic...More Button

Written Answers - School Management.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a secondary school (details supplied) in County Kildare is demanding that parents pay a registration fee in order to secure a school place for their ch...More Button

It is a fundamental principle of the free post-primary education scheme that no charge is made in respect of: instruction in any subject of my Department’s programme for secondary schools; recreation ...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the situation in a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24 in which the two prefabs have been found to be rat infested and have been deemed unfit by a health and safe...More Button

As outlined to the Deputy in my response to his Parliamentary Question dated 28 June 2006, the school to which he refers applied for additional accommodation to cater for increased enrolments. This ap...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the location of the proposed new second level school for Castaheany, Ongar and Littlepace; the specification of the site; the number of acres in the site; if the site has been acquired from the develo...More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, my Department is planning the development of a new post primary school in Phibblestown to serve the growing population of the Dublin 15 area. It is intended to progress th...More Button

Written Answers - School Enrolments.

Was asked: the figures for the enrolment for each of the past three years for second level schools (details supplied) in the Dublin 15 area; the payments made in each of the past three years by her Department in...More Button

The enrolments for the second levels schools referred to by the Deputy are as follows. The remainder of the information requested is not readily available but will be compiled and forwarded to the Dep...More Button

Was asked: her Department’s policy in relation to second level school sizes and the maximum appropriate size for second level schools; if her Department has made approaches to schools (details supplied) with a v...More Button

In general my Department seeks to maximise the use of school sites at primary and post primary level to cater for demand presenting in any particular area. To this end, where site conditions allow and...More Button

Written Answers - Vocational Education Committees.

Was asked: if she will instruct vocational educational committees to increase the child care grants to VTOS participants to a more realistic amount.More Button

Written Answers - Physical Education Facilities.

Was asked: if the application for a gymnasium from a school (details supplied) is in eighth position on the gym school building list.More Button

There is no separate gym school building list nor are projects assigned numbers on a list in the manner suggested by the Deputy. Applications for the provision of PE or sports facilities in schools ar...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: her views on correspondence (details supplied); if her officials will provide the school with direction as requested in respect of an application for major capital works; and if she will make a statem...More Button

An application for capital funding towards the provision of an extension has been received from the school referred to by the Deputy. The application has been assessed and the long term projected staf...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: when a final response will issue from the school transport section to a person (details supplied).More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if she will sanction the commencement of work on a gaelscoil (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The school referred to by the Deputy has submitted an application to my Department for a new school. While a suitable site has been identified by the Property Management Section of the Office of Publi...More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Was asked: the proposals she has to provide 10 hours’ special needs assistant support and four hours’ resource teaching as recommended by the National Educational Psychological Service psychologist for persons (...More Button

As the Deputy is aware, the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is now operational. A specific function of the NCSE, through its network of local special educational needs organisers (SENOs)...More Button

Written Answers - Cross-Border Education.

Was asked: the number of children living here who attend primary school in the Six Counties, both overall and by county of residence; and the number of children living here who attend secondary school in the Six...More Button

The details requested by the Deputy are not available in my Department.More Button

Was asked: the number of children living in the Six Counties who attend primary school here; and the number of children living in the Six Counties who attend secondary school here.More Button

Details of the number of children living in Northern Ireland who attend primary school in the Republic of Ireland are not available in my Department. According to my Department’s records, there are 56...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if she will confirm that consideration is being afforded to the application for additional accommodation at schools (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if her attention has been drawn to the challenges f...More Button

The school to which the Deputy refers made an application to my Department for additional accommodation for September 2006. However, this application was refused on the basis that my Department is sat...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Provision.

Was asked: if there are proposals to review catchment boundaries taking into account the anomalies arising in the provision of school transport and otherwise, due to boundaries which were established over 40 yea...More Button

Catchment boundaries have their origins in the establishment of free post-primary education in the late 1960’s and were determined following consultation with local educational interests. For planning...More Button


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