O'Keeffe, Batt

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 701 No. 1

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Gangland Crime: Motion (Resumed).

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

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) cannot obtain a place at a school when they have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that the enrolment of a child in a school is a matter in the first instance for the parents of the child and the Board of Management of a school. My Department has no role...More Button

Written Answers - Grangegorman Development Agency.

Was asked: if he will support a matter (details supplied). More Button

The Grangegorman Development Agency was established under Section 8 of the Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005. The general aim of the Agency is to oversee the development of the lands at Grange...More Button

Written Answers - Physical Education Facilities.

Was asked: when funding will be available for the provision of a sports hall in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Department is in receipt of an application for co-funding to construct a sports hall at the school to which the Deputy refers. The proposed project is being considered in the context of the capita...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Recognition.

Was asked: if there is an inconsistency in the matter of granting permanent recognition to second level all Irish schools in view of the fact that his Department conferred permanent recognition on a school in C...More Button

The school to which the Deputy refers applied to my Department for permanent recognition in October 2008 which was the 2008/09 school year. When it applied for temporary recognition initially, the sch...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if contractors will be appointed for the construction of two permanent school buildings (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the Deputy may be aware, notification of intention to grant planning permission for the two schools to which he refers issued from the local authority on the 28th of January 2010. Any decision t...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of a new school (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The project to which the Deputy refers is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. In January 2010 my Department authorised this project to progress to stage 2b. This includes apply...More Button

Was asked: the status of a school (details supplied) on the school building programme; when his Department will respond to Cork County Council’s request for further information regarding this outstanding planni...More Button

The project to which the Deputy refers was one of 25 that I announced would commence architectural planning in February 2009. Since then, my officials have prepared detailed drawings and the local a...More Button

Written Answers - School Closures.

Was asked: if he will allow the pupils at a school (details supplied) in County Limerick to complete their second level education at the school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Officials in my Department met with the Trustees of the school to which the Deputy refers. The Trustees expressed some concern about the future of the school and it is my understanding that they are...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: if mature students will continue to receive a mature student grant and back to education allowance when entering third level colleges in September 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

From September 2010, as announced in Budget 2010, all new applicants including mature students who are in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance for all schemes, and the VTOS allowances for thos...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a school (details supplied); when his Department received this application; when construction will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The school to which the Deputy refers applied for major capital works in February 1999. The building project for the school is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. The next stag...More Button

Was asked: when a school (details supplied) will start construction of a new building; the stage the application is at; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The project for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at an early stage of architectural planning. The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from init...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if he will restore the educational supports in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; if the reports submitted by an association and an independent psychologist will be reviewed in...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 - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: when approval will be given for a new building in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry which was committed to by his predecessor in 2007 in view of the overcrowding and unacceptable...More Button

I can confirm that my Department has received a major capital application from the school to which the Deputy refers. The application has been assessed in accordance with the published prioritisatio...More Button

Was asked: when approval will be given for a new building in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I can confirm that my Department has received an application for major capital funding from the school to which the Deputy refers. The application has been assessed in accordance with the published ...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a new school building by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I can confirm that my Department has received an application for major capital funding from the school to which the Deputy refers. The application has been assessed in accordance with the published ...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Was asked: if he will provide the necessary temporary accommodation at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare to accommodate the extra 30 students anticipated for 30 September 2010 enrolment which are in...More Button

I can confirm that the school to which the Deputy refers recently applied to my Department for temporary accommodation to cater for increasing enrolments. This application is being assessed and a deci...More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: if he will state, in view of the decentralisation programme announced in December 2003, the properties rented or acquired as a consequence of the decentralisation programme in respect of his Departme...More Button

No office accommodation was rented or acquired by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for my Department as a result of the 2003 decentralisation programme. A new office block was built on the state ow...More Button

Written Answers - Appointments to State Boards.

Was asked: the names addresses of all nominees to bodies or agencies under the remit of his Department that were appointed since 26 June 1997, detailing by whom they were appointed; when they were appointed; th...More Button

The range of information requested by the Deputy is substantial and as this information is not held centrally by my Department it would take an inordinate amount of administrative time to compile. I...More Button


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