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Collins, Joan

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

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Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will clarify his statement that pupil teacher ratios in schools may be increased to pay for the reversal of planned cuts to supports for children with special needs.More Button

The Minister was not clear whether that would definitely happen, even though he raised it in the recent reports. By doing that, many people are scared the pupil-teacher ratio will be increased. T...More Button

Special Educational Needs Services Provision (Continued)

The decision to cut the hours of resource teachers should not have been made in the first place, as was decisively shown by the decision to reverse the cut. The country should protect the educatio...More Button

Has there been consideration of issues like increasing the financial transaction tax to provide money for increased hours for resource teachers? I have received reports from schools which have b...More Button

Ambulance Services

At the expense of people who need it.More Button

Why is he implementing them?More Button

You are the Labour Party that is supposed to be representing the ordinary working man and woman.More Button

What about corporation tax?More Button

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members]

This is an important amendment Bill which I support fully. The issue of equality budgeting was raised more than a year and a half ago in respect of its impact on sections of society. It has been ...More Button

I also wish to make a point about a group of people who are particularly vulnerable, namely, the self-employed, who have been badly hit in the economic collapse, particularly given the lack of ac...More Button

They should state that because of austerity and what has happened in Ireland, a man has been on hunger strike for 17 days and this should not be ignored. Members should be out there supporting him.More Button

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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School Textbooks

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the proposals put forward by the SCP co-ordinator of the Dominican Campus school completion programme with the support of the three primary schools; if he has considered the proposals ...More Button