Durkan, Bernard

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 682 No. 4

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Question put: “That the proposals for dealing with No. 16 be agreed to.”
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It is well they have hard necks.More Button

Some time ago, the European Commission issued instructions to the governments of all member states to introduce conservation policies for eel fishing. This is pending, subject to a decision at the en...More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, I thank the Tánaiste——More Button

I know, but this is an important issue for the people concerned. I thank the Tánaiste for her reply, but the senior Minister is the person with responsibility. Would it be possible to defer the deci...More Button

Harbours (Amendment) Bill 2008 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

I recall discussing this Bill in its most recent guise several years ago and another even prior to that. Like the rivers, the harbours go on forever. Given the contribution of my colleague, Deputy N...More Button

Adjournment Debate (Resumed) - Higher Education Grants.

This case refers to a young person who was not born in this country but came here, accompanied by his mother, 11 or 12 years ago. He subsequently attended primary and second level school and has comp...More Button

It was not recently.More Button

It is open to the Minister to ensure the rules are applied and observed. That is not the answer.More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the number of pupils at primary and second level accommodated in temporary overcrowded or prefabricated accommodation at present; the degree to which this number is expected to change in 2009 or futu...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: the extent to which the pupil-teacher ratio in the classroom will be affected by the budgetary cuts as proposed by his Department in 2009 and in subsequent years; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: if a refund of income tax is due in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: her proposals to meet the speech and language requirements in all schools here in 2009 without exception; 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 Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Written Answers - Health Services.

Asked the minister: when assistance will be offered to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: when a medical card application will be reviewed in the case of a person (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 an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Young Offenders.

Asked the minister: if he, directly or in conjunction with other Departments, examined the need for the provision of accommodation for young offenders with a view to breaking the sequence of crime in which they have bec...More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications.

Asked the minister: the current or expected position in relation to an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: the position in regard to residency and family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if a review can or will be undertaken in the case of an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the reason stamp four was not renewed for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Refugee Status.

Asked the minister: the status of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the status of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to an application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the application for residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the application for subsidiary protection in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: when an application for residency will be determined in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Visa Applications.

Asked the minister: further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 137 of 5 March 2009, if it is possible that the application can be made to the embassy in South Africa in the case of the application for family reu...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: when restoration of mortgage supplement will be reviewed and restored to the previous level in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Asked the minister: when unemployment assistance will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: when supplementary welfare allowance will be awarded in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Asked the minister: the basis on which a higher education grant has been refused in the name of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: when a higher education grant will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: when he expects to meet in full the requirement in respect of special needs teachers and assistants in all schools here with particular reference to speech and language therapy requirements, remedial...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which he proposes to meet in full remedial, resource, special needs teachers and classroom assistants in respect of the various schools here; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: the number and location of schools here which are expected to lose teachers in the next two years arising from recent budgetary cutbacks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Curriculum.

Asked the minister: if all grant commitments made to various second level schools here towards the encouragement of sciences in the junior and senior syllabus have been met to date; if not, the reason for same; and if h...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: when he expects the schools building programme to reflect the needs of areas experiencing a rapid increase in population; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: his proposals to meet psychological needs and assessments as identified by the various school authorities here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Adult Education.

Asked the minister: his plans to address the issue of provision of facilities for adult literacy here; the budget for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: if health and safety regulations are achieved by all schools here with particular reference to accommodation requirements resulting in the occupation of landings, hallways, passageways or other accom...More Button

Written Answers - Bullying in Schools.

Asked the minister: the number of incidents of school bullying made known to his Department in the past 12 months; the action taken arising therefrom; if this represents an increase, decrease or same in each of the prev...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: the action he will take to ensure ready and available access for children at primary and second level whose parents have recently moved to County Kildare having particular regard to classroom overcro...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: the number of submissions he has received from various schools here seeking the provision of extra teaching staff in order to reduce class sizes in each of the past three years; the number of request...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: if he will accelerate the school building programme with a view to ensuring the early provision of adequate accommodation and facilities in permanent buildings for all children attending primary and ...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which he will prioritise the replacement of temporary or prefabricated school buildings in the course of 2009; the name, number and location of these schools which he will prioritise in...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will address the ongoing issue of temporary classroom accommodation in 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: his proposals to extend and improve facilities in mainstream education for children with autism; if he has evaluated precisely such needs at various schools here; the extent to which he has received ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number and location of primary schools in County Kildare at which special facilities have been provided for children with autism; the number of children attending in each case; the extent to whic...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the extent to which his attention has been drawn to classroom overcrowding at the present time; the action he proposes to take to address this issue in early date; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

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


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