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Quinn, Ruairí

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Site Acquisitions

Was asked: if a site has been purchased in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that a site for the school to which he refers was acquired by my Department in November 2012. More Button

Further Education and Training Programmes Provision

Was asked: his plans to introduce legislation to ensure SOLAS develops an adult literacy and numeracy strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Value for Money Reviews

Was asked: if he will set out the value for money reports and the focused policy assessments carried out within his Department since March 2011; and the actions that have been taken to implement such reports. More Button

The information is being compiled and will be sent to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

Special Educational Needs Staffing

Was asked: the reason special needs assistants in second level schools are not utilised fully during the month of June when they are not assisting students sitting State examinations, but continue to be paid;...More Button

I wish to set out the clear position of the Department and the employers regarding June working for Special Needs Assistants employed in the post-primary sector. The contract for Special Needs Assi...More Button

Schools Building Projects Applications

Was asked: the reason a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary was not approved and or considered for a major funding grant in the latest round of funding investing in infrastructure and jobs; if his a...More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that the school projects announced as part of the Government's "Investing in Infrastructure & Jobs" Package last week are school projects that have complet...More Button

Schools Building Projects Administration

Was asked: if he will include social clauses for the long-term unemployed in the education projects announced as part of the €150 million extra in capital expenditure for 2013 and 2014; and if he will make a ...More Button

In common with the rest of the Public Sector, capital works projects in schools are tendered under the standard Public Works Contracts as required by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform...More Button

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme

Was asked: if an application has been received by the Resisdential Institutions redress board from a person (details supplied) in County Offaly; if this person is entitled to compensation for the period of ti...More Button

The Residential Institutions Redress Board was established pursuant to the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002 to provide fair and reasonable financial awards to victims of childhood abuse i...More Button

State Examinations Issues

Was asked: his views on an election style media moratorium on the reporting of State examinations; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I will not be seeking a moratorium on media coverage during the State examinations. It is important that the examinations are seen to be open and transparent and that is why, for example, the paper...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) should apply for a grant under the higher education grant or the vocational education committee.More Button

Students commencing a new course in the academic year 2013/14 are required to submit their grant application to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) via to have their eligibility f...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Was asked: if Student Universal Support Ireland should consider where a student is ordinarily resident on 1 October prior to their first point of entry into third level education or at the start of the approv...More Button

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, his student grant application was appealed on the 29th Ma...More Button

Redundancy Payments

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a redundancy payment; the reason for the delay in issuing this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

A redundancy application from the person referred to by the Deputy was received by my Department on 8th November 2012. Applications are processed in date order of receipt and every effort is being...More Button