Minihan, John

Wednesday, 15 February 2006

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 182 No. 45

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Educational Services: Motion.

I welcome the Minister for Education and Science to the House and I am grateful for the opportunity to speak on this motion. Along with health care, care of the elderly and child care, education is on...More Button

We know that well. Perhaps I am being somewhat hard on the Senators. I should thank them for giving me this opportunity to set before the House the record of the Government in a manner that even the m...More Button

Since 1997, the pupil-teacher ratio has been slashed from 22:1 to 17:1. To achieve this figure, the Government has placed 5,000 extra primary teachers in our schools. Many of these extra teachers have...More Button

Senator O’Toole should have done his homework before setting down the motion. Then he should have accepted the Government’s amendment. There are 1,500 learning support teachers, 1,000 teachers in spec...More Button

Perhaps the INTO was better off getting rid of Senator O’Toole; it has done so well since he left. There are nearly 6,000 special needs assistants in schools, compared to just 300 in 1998. This progre...More Button

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

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