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Cannon, Ciarán

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Educational Research Centre (Continued)

I agree with Deputy McConalogue that this report presents us with much food for thought. I welcome the research published by the Educational Research Centre on Ireland's performance in PIRLS and T...More Button

The report identifies main positive elements in our educational system. As Deputy McConalogue mentioned, our pupils feel safer in school. There are very few discipline issues in our schools, co...More Button

We need to bear in mind that these assessments were administered in 2011 prior to the publication of the literacy and numeracy strategy. In line with that strategy, we have increased the time av...More Button

Other developments have taken place. A new reporting system has been introduced in primary schools to ensure parents get meaningful information about the progress and achievement of their childr...More Button

As the Deputy has pointed out, this is a valuable and thought-provoking report. I noted with interest his specific reference to the educational outcomes of smaller rural schools. I think the info...More Button

As I said at the start of this debate, it is important to note that Irish students scored remarkably well in the TIMSS and PIRLS assessments. We should be proud of that. I want to pay tribute t...More Button

It is good to recognise that since this research took place in 2011, many of the issues that were identified have been addressed and plans are in place to tackle others. The effects of initiativ...More Button

Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Order for Report Stage

I move: "That Report Stage be taken now."More Button

Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Report Stage

I move amendment No. 1:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Report Stage (Continued)

I move amendment No. 2:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 3:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 4:More Button

I move amendment No. 5:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 6:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 7:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 8:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 9:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 10:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 11:More Button

I have always firmly believed that legislation, particularly in its draft form like this Bill, is a living, breathing and evolving document. If we are to have faith in the democratic process, as w...More Button

That is the strength of the committee system. Rather than engaging in an adversarial approach to policy and legislative development, we should instead work together using a collaborative and col...More Button

  Amendment agreed to. More Button

I move amendment No. 12:More Button

  Amendment agreed to. More Button

I move amendment No. 13:More Button

  Amendment agreed to. More Button

  Amendment No. 14 not moved. More Button

I move amendment No. 15:More Button

Shall I continue?More Button

Amendment No. 16 is a drafting amendment arising as a result of the size of the board. It increases from seven to eight the number of appointments that are subject to consultation with the Minist...More Button

I move amendment No. 16:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 17:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 18:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 19:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 20:More Button

 Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 21:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 22:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 23:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 24:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 25:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 26:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 27:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 28:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 29:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 30:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 31:More Button

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I move amendment No. 32:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 33:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 34:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 35:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 36:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 37:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 38:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 39:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 40:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 41:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 42:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

I move amendment No. 43:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

I move amendment No. 44:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

I move amendment No. 45:More Button

  Amendment agreed to.More Button

  Bill, as amended, received for final consideration and passed.More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 9.20 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 13 June 2013.More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

I recognise that further education and training as it is currently delivered covers a broad spectrum that ranges from basic adult literacy and numeracy courses to courses that are certified at leve...More Button