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Keogh, Helen

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 Nbr. 5


Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Regional Education Boards.

Asked the Minister for Education: if she intends to proceed with the plans to establish regional education boards; the effect, if any, these will have on vocational education committees; the plans, if any, she has to rationalise vo...More Button

What are the cost implications of the regional education boards? There was nothing about costing in the White Paper. If the heads of the Bill have been approved by Government, the Minister should...More Button

I accept that there is nothing specific on costings in the question I tabled. However, it is intrinsic that when the heads of a Bill have been approved by Government the Minister would have some i...More Button

What the Minister said in a rather convoluted way is that she does not have any idea of how much the regional educational boards will cost. She said already that there will be a gradual establishm...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed).

Is the Minister saying that if the funding is not available she will not be able to go ahead with plans for regional education boards, notwithstanding the legislation before the House?More Button

What about funding for psychological testing?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Private Colleges.

Will the Minister give priority to providing grant aid to students on approved NCEA courses in private colleges here over students in British colleges?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Ionad Oideachais (Gaillimh).

Passive.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Institutional Care of Disabled Children.

I am glad to have the opportunity of raising the important issue of the care of disabled children in institutions. There is no statutory code of practice governing those who look after children wi...More Button

The Disability Federation of Ireland has taken the initiative by issuing a voluntary code of practice. It knows that principles must be established to promote a safe environment for those most vul...More Button

Written Answers. - Maintenance Grants Extension.

Asked the Minister for Education: the decision, if any, she has made in relation to extending grant aid to Irish students on approved third-level courses in Britain; the constitution of an approved course; and if she will make a st...More Button

Written Answers. - Maintenance Grants' Extensions.

Asked the Minister for Education: if she intends to extend the same policy regarding grants to students in private colleges of education in Ireland as to Irish students on approved courses in Britain.More Button

Written Answers. - Fees Tax Relief.

Asked the Minister for Education: if she will make a statement on her decision to provide tax relief on fees for approved courses in approved third-level private colleges in view of her decision to abolish such relief namely covena...More Button