O'Keeffe, Batt

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 674 No. 2

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Amendment put.
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Question again proposed: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Educational Disadvantage.

Was asked: if he will address the problems that will arise for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24 which was classified as disadvantaged and which has more than 300 students who have come to it from a DEIS...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the progress made for a new school building in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The proposed building project for the school to which the Deputy refers is at an advanced stage of architectural planning. The progression of all large scale building projects from initial design sta...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Was asked: when a school (details supplied) will receive funding for emergency works to be carried out; if he will confirm if this application is being dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

My Department received an application for emergency funding from the school in question. This application is currently under consideration and a decision will be reached very shortly. The school aut...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: the position of a request for school transport in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Was asked: the progress made in the context of his meetings with the Church of Ireland Board of Education on addressing the problems created for Protestant and other minority religious schools following changes...More Button

The Deputy will be aware that I met with representatives of the Church of Ireland Board of Education, led by Archbishop John Neill, on 13 November last. The meeting provided me with an opportunity to...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath, who is in receipt of an education grant, has not been awarded the top-up grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

To qualify for the Special Rate of maintenance grant, an applicant must qualify for the ordinary maintenance grant in respect of the 2008/09 academic year. In addition, total reckonable income must no...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Was asked: the status of the application from a school (details supplied) for emergency works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

An application for emergency funding from the school in question is currently under consideration and a decision will be reached shortly. The school authorities will be notified of the outcome as soon...More Button

Written Answers - School Management.

Was asked: when a decision will be made with regard to the management structure in respect of a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The management structure for the proposed new school to which the Deputy refers is under consideration in my Department and a decision will be taken in this matter in due course.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the situation in a school (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The 2009 Budget required difficult choices to be made across all areas of public expenditure. These decisions were made to control public expenditure and to ensure sustainability in the long run. In t...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment.

Was asked: the position regarding work required for repair of sewerage works; if funding is available for this repair at a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

My Department makes grants available to schools for works required as a result of unforeseen emergencies of a capital nature that may arise during the school year. It is open to the school in questio...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Was asked: the amount invested each year to date in the programme for research in third level institutions; the level of investment to be allocated in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the amount invested each year to date in the strategic innovation fund; the level of investment to be allocated in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of projects which have been funded each year to date under the programme for research in third level institutions and the Strategic Innovation Fund; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Was asked: the breakdown of the third level institutions funded under the programme for research in third level institutions and the Strategic Innovation Fund each year to date; the amount allocated in each cas...More Button

Was asked: if a progress review has been undertaken in relation to the programme for research in third level institutions or the Strategic Innovation Fund; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 283 to 287, inclusive, together. The Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) was introduced in 1998 and projects with a total value of €865 million ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Circulars.

Was asked: the number of circulars produced by his Department each year for the past five years; if such circulars were printed and posted to schools, if so, the cost of doing so each year for the past five yea...More Button

The number of circulars produced by my Department for the past five years are as follows: For the years in question circulars were printed and posted to schools, VEC’s and Third Level Institutions. Th...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: the progress made by his Department in introducing changes to the streamlining of the maintenance grant supports system as envisaged by the Student Support Bill 2008; when it is expected changes to t...More Button

The Student Support Bill, which was published in February 2008 provides the legislative framework for the reform of the administration of student grants and the amalgamation of the existing four stude...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if he will enumerate which towns and villages in County Laois are being considered by the developing areas unit of his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, the main emphasis in 2008 was on providing sufficient school places in developing areas such as Portlaoise, as well as delivering improvements in the quality of existing p...More Button

Was asked: the full costs of renting prefabs for all schools in Cork City and county who do so; the length of time these schools have been renting prefabs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Currently there are 282 prefabricated units being rented by 116 schools in Cork city and County. The total annual rental cost amounts to €4 million. Rental of these units commenced as follows: The re...More Button


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