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Leas-Chathaoirleach,

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


School Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason special needs assistants working in secondary schools are being asked to work during the month of June; the tasks they will be required to carry out during June; and if he will make a st...More Button

Schools Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of students in schools and centres for education at both primary and post-primary level; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of whole-time equivalent teachers in primary, special and post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the pupil-teacher ratio in primary and post-primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the current expenditure on education at primary and second level in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the amount his Department is spending on the provision of supports for students with special educational needs in 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Evaluations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: regarding the recently published chief inspector's report for 2010 to 2012, which found significant shortcomings in assessment practices in almost one quarter of English lessons, in 29% of mathemat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: regarding the recently published chief inspector's report for 2010 to 2012, which found that evidence available from subject inspections at post-primary level showed that assessment practices were ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: regarding the recently published chief inspector's report for 2010 to 2012, which found that there are weaknesses in the teaching and learning of Irish in a significant proportion of schools; the m...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: regarding the recently published chief inspector's report for 2010 to 2012, which found that there are weaknesses in the teaching and learning of mathematics in a significant proportion of schools,...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: regarding the recently published chief inspector's report for 2010 to 2012, which highlighted that definite shortcomings in approaches to planning and preparation for students learning exist in bot...More Button

State Examinations Statistics

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the percentage of grade As awarded in the subject of art in the Leaving Certificate in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Quality and Qualifications Ireland Administration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will consider ensuring the community education sector is supported by a waiver of fees by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if all local authorities are enforcing the stage 1 AA screening report request; the reason for the four week deadline; if there is an appeal mechanism in such cases; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Motor Tax Collection

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will consider reducing the cost differential which arises when paying motor tax quarterly as compared to the cost of paying by a single annual payment; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Register of Electors Data

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the procedures in place controlling the sale of electoral registers for use for commercial purposes by third parties; if versions of the register which are out of date may be sold; if there are any...More Button

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will take steps to request that the Irish Blood Transfusion Service review its lifetime MSM ban on blood donation and move towards a less restrictive regime similar to that of the UK; and if ...More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will take into account the fact that Ireland has the highest prevalence of Meningitis B in Europe when making a decision on whether to introduce a Meningitis B vaccination programme; and if h...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his policy on the availability of the Meningitis B vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: further to the recent report received by the Health Service Executive regarding the treatment of lymphoedema, if his Department and the HSE will consider the report with a view to establishing the ...More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: in view of the long delays in receiving appointments with the national driver licence service and the imperative of obtaining a replacement licence at short notice when a licence is damaged, if the...More Button