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Colley, George

Wednesday, 26 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 Nbr. 2


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Post Primary Education Needs.

The greater part of the basic information has been collected. The collating and processing of this information is proceeding as quickly as possible but will take some time to complete.More Button

I can also assure the Deputy that in the meantime school building will continue. As particular areas are surveyed and post-primary needs established, building projects will be sanctioned in these ...More Button

No, but they are to go ahead with the planning.More Button

Yes, because in the kind of case Deputy Clinton has mentioned, the result of the survey may be that the committee would be told to extend the school.More Button

Certainly not. If the Deputy had paid a little more attention to the answer instead of thinking out the supplementary question he might not have put it at all. As the survey is being completed in...More Button

Yes, but I did not say that all school-building in the Deputy's constituency would continue.More Button

That is not true. A number of proposals have been turned down, pending the results of this survey, but it is also true that building is going ahead at the moment and it is equally true that furthe...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Secondary and Vocational School Resources.

I do not feel that this statement needs elaboration. My information is that the authorities of the schools to whom it was addressed are clear in their minds as to what is involved. The next step w...More Button

I should prefer the initiative to come locally, and in some areas this has happened. In the very near future, in the areas where this has not happened, I shall take the initiative.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Closing of Sligo-Leitrim Schools.

My policy is to endeavour, wherever feasible, to replace one and two-teacher schools by larger schools.More Button

There are 121 one-teacher and two-teacher schools in County Sligo. There are 114 one-teacher and two-teacher schools in County Leitrim.More Button

At present investigations are being made in relation to approximately 45 such schools in County Leitrim and approximately 26 such schools in County Sligo. It is not possible for me to say at prese...More Button

I think I have already assured the Deputy that this is so and in fact I have also told him I am quite convinced that as a result of this survey many school children will be housed in good condition...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballyfermot (Dublin) Vocational School.

I cannot say when a vocational school for girls will be erected in Ballyfermot, Dublin. The provision of such a vocational school is a matter in the first instance for the City of Dublin Vocation...More Button

I have not.More Button

I have no proposals in this regard from the committee, but if I receive them, they will obtain sympathetic consideration from me.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cashel School.

There is a proposal before my Department to have a water-carriage system of sanitation provided at Dualla national school.More Button

As this is a two-teacher school, however, I am having investigated the possibility of the children concerned being accommodated in a larger school in the area, to which they would be brought by a S...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Walkinstown (Dublin) School.

It is proposed to build separate national schools for boys and girls at Greenhills. Accommodation will be provided for about 700 boys in 16 classrooms and for about 850 to 900 girls in 20 classroo...More Button

Plans for the girl's school have been approved and a grant has been sanctioned towards the cost of its erection. I understand that a building contract will be placed very soon.More Button

The boys' school is still at the planning stage and, while there will be no delay in dealing with the matter as far as my Department is concerned, I regret that I am not in a position to say at thi...More Button

I am aware of the great need for the schools and, as I said, the contract for the girls' school will be signed very shortly. The boys' school is at a different stage of planning but, so far as we ...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Clonmel School Plans.

As Marlfield national school is a two-teacher school, within two miles of Clonmel, arrangements are in hands for the pupils to be brought to larger schools in Clonmel, by means of a State-aided tra...More Button

I am afraid I cannot tell the Deputy, except that as far as I am concerned it could take place within a week, but there are certain other difficulties to be overcome at the moment. My Department i...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Ballintogher (Sligo) School.

I am aware that the national school building at Ballintogher is in an unsatisfactory state of repair.More Button

In accordance with the announced policy of providing for the primary education of children in larger school units, where feasible, my Department is investigating the question of how the children of...More Button

In the meantime, the Commissioners of Public Works have been asked to arrange to have carried out such works as would render the existing building serviceable for some time longer.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin School Bus Service.

Representations have been made to me regarding the question of providing a school transport service for the Killiney children who are attending Ballybrack national school. The matter is being inv...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Industrial Schools.

There were 1,527 boys and 1,567 girls in the industrial schools on the 30th September, 1965. Of these, 1,293 boys and 1,308 girls were committed by the courts, 25 boys and 96 girls were resident i...More Button

There are 42 industrial schools.More Button

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to give the remainder of the information sought in the form of a tabular statement, which will be circulated with the Official Report.More Button

Following is the statement:More Button

TABLE showing the location of the 42 industrial schools and the number of teachers on the staff of each school.More Button

NOTE:—In 17 out of the 42 industrial schools, instruction in primary education is given on the premises. In the remainder, the children attend local national schools. Particulars of the tea...More Button

(a) These schools have also been certified as fit for the reception of boys of tender years. More Button

NOTE:—A number of children detained in Industrial Schools attend Secondary or Vocational schools.More Button

Capitation maintenance grant is paid at the rate of 67/6 per week in respect of each child committed to an industrial school. The State's share is 35/- and that of the local authorities is 32/6.More Button

In addition to the capitation grant, my Department pays the entire salaries of the primary teachers employed in the schools and the major part of the cost of the national school buildings concerne...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cork Premises of Cerebral Palsy Association.

I am aware of the urgent necessity of providing a new school to accommodate the pupils of the Spastic school of the Divine Child in Cork, and the matter is being dealt with in my Department as one ...More Button

A grant will be sanctioned when the revised sketch plans for the new school have been received and approved and the other necessary preliminaries in regard to title etc. have been completed.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Increased Financial Aid to UCD.

The provision for the Universities and Colleges is made in the Vote for that purpose in the Book of Estimates. Pending the publication of the Estimates Volume for 1966-67, it would be premature fo...More Button

When the Book of Estimates comes out.More Button

They will know in time for that.More Button