Coughlan, Mary

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 710 No. 2

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Electoral Representation (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Written Answers - Bullying in Schools

Was asked: the number of incidents of bullying between pupils and verbal and physical abuse of school staff by pupils that were recorded in schools in each of the past 12 months; and if she will make a statemen...More Button

There is no requirement for local school authorities to report incidents or allegations of bullying or of verbal or physical abuse of school staff to my Department, nor do I believe that this should b...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

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

The decision on eligibility for a student grant is a matter, in the first instance, for the relevant assessing authority, i.e. the applicant’s local authority or VEC. An applicant may appeal the deci...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Was asked: if she will indicate the level of appointment to a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if the appointments are in place; represent a full complement; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

The school referred to by the Deputy had an enrolment of 9 pupils at 30 September, 2009. This entitles the school to 1 teaching post under the primary staffing schedule for the coming school year. I...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Was asked: the number of special needs assistants employed in each primary and second level school in Dublin 3, Dublin 5, Dublin 9 and Dublin 17 in the 2006-07 to 2009-10, inclusive, academic years. More Button

The information requested by the Deputy on the number of special needs assistants employed in schools in the Dublin area is not readily available in the requested format. As the Deputy will be aware,...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Offices

Was asked: the position regarding the regional education offices; her plans in this regard; and the rationale for same. More Button

Due to staffing constraints the Department has decided to cease its regional office service and re-allocate staff to priority work in the Department. This decision has been taken based on a combinati...More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy

Was asked: if she has completed her review of those local drugs task force projects which had been mainstreamed in her Department; if so, the outcome of that review and the specific implications for each of the...More Button

The review of mainstreamed projects in local drugs task force areas, funded by my Department, is not as yet finalised. A key aspect of the review is to determine whether my Department is the appropri...More Button

Written Answers - Literacy Levels

Was asked: if, in view of the success of the junior certificate school programme demonstration library project in addressing literacy at second level, she will give a commitment to fully support the project in ...More Button

Under the terms of the DEIS Action Plan, a commitment was made to extend the Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP) Demonstration Library Project to the 50 School Support Programme (SSP) schools w...More Button

Was asked: her targets in respect of literacy at primary and second level; and her plans for reaching these. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff

Was asked: the details of all posts vacant in her Department; and the way she intends to address this issue. More Button

My Department is committed to reducing staff numbers in order to facilitate the Government’s core objective of restoring the public finances to a sustainable position while at the same time ensuring t...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport

Was asked: if she will confirm that the transport service for Traveller children is due to be withdrawn from September 2010; the estimated number of children involved; if an impact study has been completed as t...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence

Was asked: the reason correspondence (details supplied) sent to her Department on 11 May 2010 has not been answered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I can confirm that my Department has received an appeal from the school to which the Deputy refers in respect of its Summer Works Scheme application. The appeal is currently under consideration and a...More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation

Was asked: the way she proposes to provide accommodation for the children in view of the excess enrolment demand for primary school places in Greystones, County Wicklow; and if she will make a statement on the ...More Button

As the Deputy may be aware two new primary schools opened in Greystones in the 2008/09 school year to cater for increased demographics in the area. The Forward Planning Section of my Department has c...More Button

Written Answers - Bullying in Schools

Was asked: the steps she will take to ensure appropriate anti-bullying policies in secondary schools, together with a uniform approach towards practice and procedure on the matter of complaints of bullying; and...More Button

There is no requirement for local school authorities to report incidents or allegations of bullying to my Department, nor do I believe that this should be the case. Under the Education Act 1998, lega...More Button

Written Answers - School Transport

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 417 of 27 April 2010, the reason the school bus transport service costs so much annually; the reason the cost has almost doubled in five years; where this cost i...More Button

Written Answers - Teaching Council

Was asked: the amount of finance provided to establish the Teaching Council; if this money will be repaid to the Department of Education and Skills; the amounts claimed in expenses by members of the Teaching Co...More Button

The Teaching Council Act provides for expenses incurred by the Minister in the administration of the Act to be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas. The Act also provided for the Teaching Co...More Button


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