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Quinn, Ruairí

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

We deal with the banks in a different way than Sinn Féin did.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Delays

Was asked: the steps that he has taken to address the delays in the processing of student grant applications; the number of student grant applications that has been received by Student Universal Support Irela...More Button

I understand from Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that, as at the close of business on the 17th December, it has received 67,029 student grant applications for this year. Processing of 37,...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Was asked: the position regarding a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 6th December, 2012 a request for further documentation issued to the student referred ...More Button

Was asked: if he will reassess a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy is currently under review and SUSI w...More Button

Was asked: if he will expedite a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy is currently under review and SUSI w...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on an application for a student grant.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy his application is currently being asses...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on an application for a student grant.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy has already been awarded a grant and...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that on the 5th December, 2012 a request for further documentation was issued to the student refer...More Button

Was asked: when a decision will be made on a Student Universal Support Ireland grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with SUSI, the new centralised grant awarding authority, that the application of the student referred to by the Deputy has already been awarded a grant and...More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Was asked: the stage of a proposed building project for a school (details supplied); when this project is likely to proceed to the next stage; and the likely timescale for the project to proceed to constructi...More Button

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. My Department has authorised the project to proceed to Stage 2(b) of Arch...More Button

Schools which have not been included in the five year construction programme, including the one referred to by the Deputy, but which were announced for initial inclusion in the building programme...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the need for an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the need for an extension and refurbishments to a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the need for an extension to a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 108 to 110, inclusive, together.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, my priority is to ensure that there is sufficient school accommodation to meet projected pupil increases in the future. The 5 Year Plan that I announced in March las...More Button

While the proposed project at the school will not provide for new demographic need, it will replace the school's existing temporary accommodation. Due to competing demands on my Department's cap...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the need for an extension for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The building project for the school referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of architectural planning. A meeting was held with the school and it's design team in May 2012 to di...More Button

Due to competing demands on my Department's capital budget, imposed by the need to prioritise the limited funding available for the provision of additional school accommodation to meet increasing...More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Was asked: if he will provide assurances that the increase in the pupil teacher ratio in further education from 17:1 to 19:1 will not result in a reduction of 25 whole time equivalent teaching posts across th...More Button

Was asked: his views on concerns that as a result of the high number of retirements in a college (details supplied), eight staffing positions have been placed at risk as a result of the increase in the pupil-...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a college (details supplied) in County Cork has an increase of pupil teacher ratio of 19:1 which will mean many courses will be cancelled next year;...More Button

Schools Building Projects Applications

Was asked: the assistance that will be given to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary who has a grant shortfall of €24,000 for a new extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I wish to confirm that my Department has approved funding to the school referred to by the Deputy to provide a new mainstream classroom. The school has since applied for additional funding towards ...More Button

Budget 2013

Was asked: if there will be any cuts to funding or supports for primary or post primary schools in County Louth as a result of the spending cuts in budget 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As a result of school funding measures introduced in Budget 2012, funding for capitation and related grants to schools in 2013 will be reduced by 0.5% for primary schools and 2% for post-primary sc...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Application Numbers

Was asked: if he will provide an updated list, in tabular form, of the numbers of students in County Louth who have received from Student Universal Support Ireland payment of their third level grant or notifi...More Button

The following table provides a breakdown of the status of student grant applications received by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) from County Louth. The data provided is at a point in time...More Button

Schools Refurbishment

Was asked: the assistance given to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary which will no longer be in a position to meet loan repayments following the removal of the minor works grant and other cuts i...More Button

As part of the expansion of the devolved scheme for primary school building works, a grant of €380,000 was sanctioned for Ayle National School to enable the Board of Management to extend and refurb...More Button

Departmental Funding

Was asked: if he will provide in tabular form, the total amount of capital funding his Department has allocated to Waterford for the years 2011 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Details of total capital funding expended on primary, post primary and higher education capital projects in Waterford between 2011 and 2012 are shown in the table.

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Student Support Schemes Issues

Was asked: the supports that will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who has submitted an application under the disability access route to education; and if he will make a st...More Button

I understand that the Deputy is referring to an application under the Fund for Students with Disabilities rather than the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE). I wish to advise that Limeric...More Button


 

 

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