Quinn, Ruairí

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 742 No. 4

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Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Was asked: the position on the waiting list for a FÁS training course in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Meath and when they are likely to hear from FÁS regarding same. More Button

Written Answers - Community Training Centres

Was asked: if responsibility for the FÁS community training centres will transfer to him; when this will happen; the future for the centres; the implications of this transfer on staff; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Was asked: if funding for dyspraxia has been considered in budget 2012. More Button

Firstly, I wish to reiterate this Government’s commitment to the provision of resources for children with special educational needs. The Programme for Government sets out that education will be a prio...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Refurbishment

Was asked: his plans to make funding available under the jobs initiative for a school (details supplied) in order for the repairs to be carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I can confirm that the school referred to by the Deputy applied to my Department for funding under the Summer Works Scheme 2011. Unfortunately, due to the scale of demand, it was not possible to grant...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Schemes

Was asked: his plans to reintroduce the minor works grant for schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

No decisions have yet been taken regarding the payment of the primary school minor works grant in the current school year. Payment last issued in November 2010 in respect of the school year 2010/2011...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Was asked: if he will report on new proposals to expand a school (details supplied) in Dublin 5; when a permanent principal will be appointed; 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 the establishment of speci...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Was asked: the position regarding extra classrooms in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Limerick. More Button

I can confirm that the school to which the Deputy refers made an application recently to my Department for capital funding for major capital works. This application is currently being assessed and my ...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a school building project (details supplied); when construction will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Officials in my Department are liaising with the relevant stakeholders in relation to the appointment of a completion contractor. While it is not possible at this stage to give a definite date, it is...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive a third level grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The decision on eligibility for a student grant is a matter for the relevant grant awarding authority i.e. the applicant’s local authority or VEC. As neither my Department nor the independent Appeals ...More Button

Written Answers - Caiteachas Caipitil

Was asked: cén soláthar airgid chaipitil a cuireadh ar fáil i 2011 do bhunscoileanna agus do scoileanna dara leibhéal faoi seach; an méid atá caite faoi gach fomhír acu go dáta i mbliana; agus an ndéanfaidh sé...More Button

Tá leithdháileadh caipitil 2011 i gcomhair bunscoileanna agus iarbhunscoileanna comhcheangailte in aon fho-mhírcheann amháin agus is fiú€418m é. Tá€240m de sannta go sealadach don earnáil bhunoideach...More Button

Written Answers - Oibreacha Feabhsúcháin do Scoileanna

Was asked: cén uair a thabharfar cead do Ghaelscoil Chaitlín Maude, uimhir rolla 19872P, ocht seomra ranga nua a thógáil, ar seomraí iad atá ag teastáil go géar de bharr chomh mífheiliúnach agus atá an chóirío...More Button

Tá an scoil dá dtagraíonn an Teachta tar éis iarratas a chur faoi bhráid mo Roinne le déanaí ar oibreacha móra feabhsúcháin caipitil. Táthar ag measúnú an iarratais faoi láthair agus beidh mo Roinnse...More Button

Written Answers - Community Training Centres

Was asked: the arrangements being made by her for the FÁS community training centres; their future role; the implications for staff; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Student Support Schemes

Was asked: his views regarding a submission (details supplied); if there is any means available to the person to allow them complete their studies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I regret that the economic circumstances of the country are such that I am not in a position to reverse or vary any of the changes to the student grant scheme announced in Budget 2011 by the previous ...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Was asked: his plans to open a primary school (details supplied) in Dublin 6. More Button

In June of this year I announced that up to 40 new schools are to be established within the next six years, comprising of twenty new primary schools and twenty new post-primary schools to cater for th...More Button

Written Answers - Higher Education Grants

Was asked: if assistance will be provided to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The decision on eligibility for a student grant is a matter for a student’s grant awarding authority. The Deputy will appreciate that in the absence of all of the relevant details that would be cont...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the review of the higher education grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; when a decision will issue; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

The outcome to the student grant appeal to which the Deputy refers was communicated by my Department to the student on 7 June 2011. Further correspondence was subsequently received and a response to t...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Was asked: the minimum requirement or criteria necessary to get on the tender list for school building projects. More Button

There are two alternative methods of tendering (the Restricted procedure and the Open procedure). In both procedures there are minimum standards for participation (including previous experience, turno...More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of a special needs assistant for a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if a solution can be found as quickly as possible. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of a special needs assistant for a child (details supplied) in County Louth; and if a solution will be found quickly. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 73 and 74 together. The Deputy will be aware that the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) is responsible, through its network of local Special Educational Ne...More Button

Written Answers - Consultancy Contracts

Was asked: the amount he intends to spend on consultancy fees in 2011, in particular those contracted to identify value for money in his Department. More Button

One Value for Money Review on Small Primary Schools is currently underway and is expected to be completed by year end. However, no costs have been incurred to date in 2011 and none are envisaged. Th...More Button


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