O'Keeffe, Batt

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 683 No. 5

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Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: the number of stamp four applicants refused higher education grants and on what basis by vocational education committees in each of the past four years; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Under the terms of the maintenance grant schemes, grant assistance is awarded to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding including those which relate to nationality, residency, means ...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if a decision has been made on the appeal by a school (details supplied) in County Galway to retain its special class; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The correspondence submitted by the school referred to the Deputy in support of its appeal is currently being considered by my Department. This process is well advanced and it is expected that a dec...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: when he expects the new school (details supplied) in County Louth to be constructed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

There is on-going liaison between my Department and local authorities to establish the location, scale and pace of any major proposed developments and their possible implications for school provisio...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Was asked: if a school (details supplied) in County Mayo will be retaining its teacher numbers for the 2009/2010 school year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am committed to providing information in relation to the allocation of teachers to schools and as a new feature on my Department’s website. The process has begun with the provision earlier this ye...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Amalgamation.

Was asked: the procedure for closing a primary school into another local school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Commission on School Accommodation published two reports in September 2001; namely the Amalgamation of First Level Schools and Amalgamation of Second Level Schools. These reports present a frame...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: if school transport will be provided for a child (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Primary School Ownership.

Was asked: the name, address and roll number of each primary school owned by bodies (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the Deputy will be aware there are in excess of 3,200 primary schools in the country, most of which are not owned by the State but rather are owned by diocesan trustees of various religions or by...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Recognition.

Was asked: the reason a proposed school (details supplied) in County Kildare which has pre-enrolled the required number of students according to his Department’s guidelines has not been deemed as acceptable in ...More Button

A Notification of Intention to apply for recognition of a new primary school in the Athy area has been received from the Patron Body for Educate Together. I have recently announced a review of the p...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if he will confirm if a child (details supplied) in County Limerick can remain in a special school for an additional 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The position is that my Department’s policy in relation to the retention of pupils in primary schools is set out in Primary Circular 32/03 which issued to all primary schools in December 2003. The p...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if he will clarify the position in so far as his Department is involved in relation to planning approval sought by a school (details supplied) in Dublin 3 for three new prefab classroom buildings of ...More Button

In general where a school has demonstrated a need for the provision of additional or replacement prefabricated accommodation grant-aid is provided by my Department on a devolved basis, as in the cas...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: if each vocational education committee applies different guidelines for stamp four students who have permission to work and study here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

It is the candidate’s nationality or his/her immigration status in the State that determines whether or not he/she meets the nationality requirement outlined in the student grant schemes. Possession...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if he will review, revise and revert a decision in relation to a person (details supplied). More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible, through its network of local Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs), for allocating resource teac...More Button

Written Answers - Site Acquisitions.

Was asked: the position regarding the need for a site and new building for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The OPW has been recently instructed to recommence negotiations up to contract stage for a site for the school. Due to commercial sensitivities attaching to site acquisitions generally, the Deputy w...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the position regarding the need for an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department has built an 8 classroom building for the school to which the Deputy refers. The building, which opened in September 2008, meets the immediate accommodation requirements of the area t...More Button

Written Answers - Site Acquisitions.

Was asked: the position regarding the need for a site and school building for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The acquisition of a site for the school to which the Deputy refers will be considered in the context of the capital budget available to my Department for school buildings generally. In light of cur...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Was asked: if he will introduce some form of easy payment option for school transport charges for the 2009/2010 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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