Burke, Ulick

Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 179 No. 21

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Order of Business.

I see that the Cathaoirleach delivered the Limerick vote to open Croke Park.More Button

We do not know what they are. The last ones were not even implemented.More Button

I support the proposal to invite the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to attend the House as soon as possible to explain these guidelines fully. The last guidelines proposed...More Button

The Government withdrew them all.More Button

A lot done, more to do.More Button

There will have to be another day for this.More Button

Were there doubts in some quarters?More Button

Special Educational Needs: Motion.

Therefore, it was greater in 1997.More Button

I move amendment No. 1: To delete all words after “Seanad Éireann” and substitute the following: “Aware of the real difficulties that parents of children with special educational needs face in accessi...More Button

Not a single step has been taken by the Government to achieve that target in the three years which have passed since the promise was made even though, for the first time in many years, there are many ...More Button

Approximately €3.162 billion, or 4.7% of gross domestic product, was spent on education in Ireland in 1997. The Estimates for 2005 have indicated that €7.21 billion, or 4.6% of GDP, will be spent on e...More Button

She cannot do so. I would like to refer to the cases of two small rural schools in County Galway which are about to lose a few students. I ask the Minister to do something about the schools’ problems ...More Button

I will. The two schools will lose teachers in the coming years if the Minister does not use her discretion to give the schools an advantage for a few years, thereby ensuring they do not lose out. If t...More Button

It is unacceptable that schools which have disadvantaged students will be affected in such a manner.More Button

The Senator had enough time.More Button

Only to some special needs pupils.More Button

So it is a selective response.More Button

One would have to respond to that.More Button

The Senator is at it again.More Button

Senator Minihan is getting “McDowellitis”.More Button

Not for all. Provision is selective as the Senator has admitted here tonight.More Button

The Progressive Democrats Party goes along with it.More Button

Three years on and nothing to show for it.More Button

We will wait to see if there are any resources available.More Button

Let others go without.More Button

The Minister got such a soft reception at the teachers’ conferences she is being carried away.More Button

Tell the truth, some will have to go without.More Button

It will take her more than six months to get used to the reality of——More Button

It was only aspirational, not a promise.More Button

The Minister’s own words were “it is not a promise but an aspiration”. She is getting forgetful, just like the old people——More Button

Three years gone and still no moves on class size. What can we expect for the next two years?More Button

Roll it out.More Button

The second highest level in Europe.More Button

Live horse, eat grass.More Button

We do indeed.More Button

And remain an aspiration.More Button

There are still no plans to change class sizes.More Button

The same happened in the west.More Button

It should be published.More Button

They know exactly where they stand because opportunities have been taken from them.More Button

People are being left without.More Button

They know exactly how they stand because they are being denied.More Button

It is just as well the Minister has left.More Button

It is hard to get that through to the Senator.More Button

People were left to go without.More Button

Qualified by the availability of resources.More Button

Only if the money is there.More Button

The Senator should read it again. The loopholes are there. There is an opt-out clause.More Button

The Senator will be resting for another two years. After that his party can go into perpetual rest.More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button


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