O'Keeffe, Batt

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 701 No. 4

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Order of Business.

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 4 be agreed to.”
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Private Members’ Business - Public Service Remuneration: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
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Finance Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed).

Question put.
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Written Answers - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme.

Was asked: if the terms of the vocational training opportunities scheme and back to education allowance have been aligned and in respect of the period of claiming before eligibility is established for different...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 1025 of 19 January 2010, if he will review the file associated with this project to establish the promise made to this school; and if he will act to correct this...More Button

All applications received in my Department for large scale capital funding are assessed against published prioritisation criteria. Following this assessment, individual projects are assigned a Band r...More Button

Written Answers - Post-Leaving Certificate Courses.

Was asked: the number of post-leaving certificate places for young persons that were provided at the end of December 2009; and if there was an increase in the number of places for young persons in January 2010....More Button

Was asked: if vacancies existed in post-leaving certificate courses for young persons at the end of December 2009. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if he will support the case of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

The project to which the Deputy refers is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. Representatives from the school and its design team recently attended a briefing by my Department o...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Was asked: the schools in which additional teachers are to be employed in County Galway; the location of the schools involved; when they will be appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I assume the Deputy is referring to the posts recently allocated under the renewed Programme for Government which provides for 500 teaching posts to schools over the next three years over and above ad...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the overcrowding at a school (details supplied) in County Galway; if his further attention has been drawn to the lack of facilities at the school and an assessment ...More Button

The project to which the Deputy refers is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. The progression of all large scale building projects, including this project, from initial design s...More Button

Written Answers - State Examinations.

Was asked: his views on correspondence regarding supports in respect of a person (details supplied); if he will review the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations including organising the holding of examinations and determining procedu...More Button

Written Answers - Educational Projects.

Was asked: if he will support a project (details supplied) in Dublin 17. More Button

My Department provides funding for thirty eight projects in Local Drugs Task Force areas, including the two projects specifically referred to by Deputy McGrath. These projects, through a variety of p...More Button

Was asked: if he will give positive consideration to a submission made to the site acquisition and property management section of his Department by the local drugs task force relative to the buildings and site...More Button

I wish to advise that a request from the local drugs task force has been received by the Department in relation to the property referred to by the Deputy. This request is currently being considered b...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. 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 teache...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

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

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

I propose to take Questions Nos. 294 and 295 together. The school to which the Deputy refers has made an application to my Department for large scale capital funding. The application has been assesse...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Programmes.

Was asked: the number of employees who applied for the cycle to work scheme in his Department; if changes have been made to the scheme or if the scheme is still available to the staff of his Department; if not...More Button

To date, 36 employees of my Department have availed of the Cycle to Work Scheme. The Scheme remains available to staff and there are no changes to the scheme being planned in my Department.More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants.

Was asked: if he will respond to the progression criterion that the education agencies here apply when processing third level grant applications; his views on whether the length of time should be considered in...More Button

Under the terms of the student grant schemes, a student is not eligible for grant assistance in respect of a second period of study at the same level, irrespective of whether or not a grant was paid p...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for home tuition in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

My Department has not received an application for home tuition on behalf of the child in question. I have arranged for an application form to issue to his parents at the address supplied by the Deput...More Button


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