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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 276-296
 Header Item Special Educational Needs Services Provision
 Header Item Student Grant Scheme Appeals
 Header Item Student Grant Scheme Applications
 Header Item European University Institute
 Header Item Universities Global Rankings
 Header Item Special Educational Needs Services Provision
 Header Item Student Grant Scheme Applications
 Header Item State Examinations Issues
 Header Item Gaelscoileanna Issues
 Header Item Special Educational Needs Services Provision
 Header Item Teacher Redeployment
 Header Item Student Grant Scheme Eligibility
 Header Item Education and Training Boards Staff
 Header Item School Curriculum
 Header Item Third Level Course Accreditation
 Header Item Transition Year Issues
 Header Item Teacher Training Provision
 Header Item Minimum School Entry Age
 Header Item School Enrolments
 Header Item Residential Institutions Issues

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 813 No. 1

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Written Answers Nos. 276-296

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

 276. Deputy Arthur Spring Information on Arthur Spring Zoom on Arthur Spring asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if an application for special educational needs supports has been processed by the National Council for Special Education in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Kerry and if the school will be allocated more support; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37018/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I wish to advise the Deputy that the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), through its network of local Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs), is responsible for processing applications from schools for special educational needs supports, including the allocation of resource teachers and Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) to schools. The NCSE operates within my Department's established criteria for the allocation of Special Education supports and the staffing resources available to my Department.

All schools were advised to apply to the NCSE for resource teaching and SNA support for the 2013/14 school year by 15th March, 2013.

The NCSE has now published details of all of their allocations for resource teaching and SNA support for the 2013/2014 school year. These details are now available on the NCSE website, www.ncse.ie, and detail the allocations made for each school on a per county basis.

In order to meet any late demand for resource teaching support which may have arisen between 15th March, 2013 and the start of the school year, the NCSE requested all schools to submit outstanding applications for resource teaching support to the NCSE by 20th September, 2013. Applications for resource teaching support received to this point wil be considered by the NCSE.

In relation to SNA support, schools should contact the NCSE if they have enrolled children who were not considered at the time that the SNA allocations were made to schools, or where they are seeking a revision to the quantum of SNA support which has been allocated to them for the coming school year. In general, a revision to SNA allocations will only be made in circumstances where schools have enrolled new pupils, or where schools can demonstrate that they do not have sufficient SNA posts to cater for the care needs of all of the qualifying children in their school.

All schools have the names and contact details of their local SENO. Parents may also contact their local SENO directly to discuss their child's special educational needs, using the contact details available on www.ncse.ie.

Student Grant Scheme Appeals

 277. Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will expedite a student grant appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37060/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland that in the case of the student referred to by the Deputy, that following an appeal to the SUSI Appeals Officer the original decision of the awarding authority was upheld and a decision letter issued on 12th July 2013.

Where an appeal is turned down in writing by SUSI and the applicant remains of the view that the scheme has not been interpreted correctly in his or her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the independent Student Grants Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.

Student Grant Scheme Applications

 278. Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will expedite a student grant special rate top up grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37061/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Officials in my Department have been advised by Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB), the awarding authority in this case, that the student referred to by the Deputy was awarded 100% of the standard Non-Adjacent Rate of grant.

If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, or that the rate of grant awarded is not the correct one, she/he may appeal, in the first instance, to the awarding authority in this case Kerry ETB.

Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by the awarding authority, and remains of the view that they have not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Minister.

European University Institute

 279. Deputy Andrew Doyle Information on Andrew Doyle Zoom on Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the work Ireland has undertaken as the chair of the High Council of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37128/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The European University Institute (EUI) is a postgraduate research institution established by the Member States of the European Union. The convention establishing the EUI was signed in April, 1972 and Ireland acceded to the convention in March 1975. The EUI's functions include advanced post-graduate and post-doctoral teaching, and research across four Departments - History and Civilisation, Economics, Law and Political and Social Sciences.

Article 5 of the Convention sets out the authorities of the Institute, being the High Council, the Principal of the Institute and the Academic Council. Article 6 outlines the composition and responsibilities of the High Council, which involves the main guidance of the Institute, directing its activities and supervising its development. This includes, for example, the appointment of the Principal and the Secretary of the Institute, the approval of the Institute's budget and giving a discharge to the Principal in respect of the implementation of the budget, the approval of the general teaching policy, the creation of posts for professors assigned to the Institute and the creation of interdisciplinary centres within the Institute.

Article 6 also provides that the High Council be composed of representatives of the Governments of the Contracting States and that the office of President of the High Council shall be held for one year by a representative of each of the Contracting States in turn. Ireland holds the office of President of the High Council from March 2013 to March 2014. The President works closely with the Principal of the Institute, its Secretariat and the other Contracting States represented on the High Council in directing the activities of the Institute, supervising its development and discharging the responsibilities of the High Council set out in the Convention.

Universities Global Rankings

 280. Deputy Andrew Doyle Information on Andrew Doyle Zoom on Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn further to Parliamentary Question 223 on 18 July 2013 regarding U-Multirank, if he will confirm that all third level institutions here, universities and colleges, have registered their interest; if he will provide in tabular form which third level institutions have and have not registered to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37133/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The new phase of Multirank was launched by the Commission in Dublin at a major higher education conference on Increasing the Visibility of Quality in Higher Education, held at the end of January.

Implementation of this new phase is succeeding very well and it has been confirmed that almost 700 universities and colleges have now registered their interest from right across the EU and from a total of over 70 countries worldwide.

I understand that this includes a diverse range of Irish higher education institutions, including both universities and institutes of technology, are represented. As this phase is still under development, a final list of named participants will not be confirmed until the ranking is published.

U-Multirank is on the right track to provide a better guide – for governments, institutional leaders, students and employers – to the performance of our higher education institutions and those involved are making enormous efforts to avoid the pitfalls in terms of methodology and biases that are the hallmark of many other ranking systems. I am looking forward to seeing it grow and develop over the years.

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

 281. Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will immediately reverse the decision to cut special needs assistants hours by 15% as this decision will have serious implications for children with learning difficulties; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37144/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I wish to advise the Deputy that the level of resources being devoted to supporting children with Special Educational Needs has been maintained at €1.3 billion this year. This includes provision for 10,575 Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) and nearly 10,000 Learning Support and Resource Teachers.

These resources have been protected despite the ongoing severe financial position and a requirement to make expenditure savings across a range of areas.

There has been no reduction to the number of SNA posts being provided for schools for the coming school year. This provision remains at 10,575 posts, which will ensure that all children who qualify for access to SNA support for the coming school year will receive access to such support.

In relation to the allocation of resource teaching support for schools, the Deputy will be aware that in June of this year I authorised the NCSE to maintain the level of resource teaching allocations to be provided for students with special educational needs for the current school year to the 2012/13 levels. There will therefore not be a reduction in resource teaching time for these pupils over the amount of support provided last year.

Details of the SNA and resource teaching allocations which have been made to schools by the NCSE to date for the 2013/2014 school year are now available on the NCSE website www.ncse.ie, which provides details of the SNA and resource teaching allocations for each school on a school by school and per county basis.

The Deputy will also be aware that the NCSE recently published comprehensive policy advice on Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs in Schools.

I have, as suggested by the Report, requested the NCSE to establish a Working Group to develop a proposal, for consideration, for a new allocation model for teaching supports for children with Special Educational Needs based on the profiled educational needs of children in schools, and which will aim to ensure that resources are directed to those children and schools who need them most.

Student Grant Scheme Applications

 282. Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the position regarding an educational grant in respect of a person (details supplied).  [37177/13]

 318. Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the position regarding an education grant appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9  [37680/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I propose to take Questions Nos. 282 and 318 together.

Officials in my Department have confirmed with Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) that the student referred to by the Deputy made an application for the 2013/14 academic year on 31st July, 2013.

A document checklist issued to the applicant on 20th August 2013.

The requested documentation was recently returned and will be reviewed shortly. SUSI will contact the student directly in relation to the outcome.

If an individual applicant considers that she/he has been unjustly refused a student grant, or that the rate of grant awarded is not the correct one, she/he may appeal, in the first instance, to SUSI.

Where an individual applicant has had an appeal turned down, in writing, by SUSI, and remains of the view that SUSI has not interpreted the scheme correctly in his/her case, an appeal form outlining the position may be submitted by the applicant to the Student Grant Appeals Board. The relevant appeal form will be available on request from SUSI.

State Examinations Issues

 283. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the number of teachers with one or two years experience, who have fixed term regular part-time contracts that applied to the SEC for superintending positions and the number of same that were appointed; the percentage of all the superintendents that were retired teachers; if the retired teachers were ever Garda vetted, either for State Exams work or at any point in their careers; the person who assesses the suitability of these retirees; if there is a medical confirmation of fitness for the work; the point at which after retirement age they are no longer eligible; is eligibility indefinite; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37181/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The State Examinations Commission has statutory responsibility for operational matters relating to the certificate examinations including organising the holding of examinations, determining procedures in places where examinations are conducted including the supervision of examinations and making arrangements for the marking of work presented for examination.

In view of this I have forwarded your query to the State Examinations Commission for direct reply to you.

Gaelscoileanna Issues

 284. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will protect the 40 years of progress and the work that has been done and the ethos of the Irish-medium schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37185/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn As the Deputy will be aware, I recently published a draft General Scheme for an Education (Admission to Schools) Bill, 2013 as well as draft regulations for discussion ahead of enacting legislation. I have referred the draft General Scheme and draft regulations to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, to allow a full public discussion of the proposed legislative framework, including inputs from parents and the education partners. I hope the Committee will give this early consideration so that we can proceed to the next stage of legislation as soon as possible.

In bringing forward these proposals, my policy objective is to ensure that every child is treated fairly and that the way in which schools decide on applications is structured, fair and transparent. As the Bill and the Regulations will be published in draft form, they will also be subject to a lot of detailed scrutiny before becoming law. I will be reflecting carefully on the views expressed in the consultation process to ensure they strike the right balance between school autonomy and fairness in our education system.

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

 285. Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the position regarding pre-school places in respect of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 5.  [37209/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The Deputy will be aware that the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), through its network of local Special Educational Needs Organisers (SENOs), is responsible for processing applications from primary and post primary schools for special educational needs supports, including the establishment of special classes. SENOS are a valuable source of support to parents who are actively sourcing a placement for their children. SENO contact details are available on www.ncse.ie. The NCSE operates within my Department's criteria in allocating such support.

I have therefore arranged for the Deputy's question to be forwarded to the NCSE for their attention and direct reply.

I wish to advise that that 20 hours per week home tuition has been approved for the children to whom the Deputy refers. The tuition will be provided as an interim measure pending the identification of a school placement.

Teacher Redeployment

 286. Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding a person being placed on the supplementary special panel.  [37214/13]

 290. Deputy Finian McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the position regarding transferring to the supplementary special school panel (details supplied)  [37273/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I propose to take Questions Nos. 290 and 286 together.

The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers to other schools that have vacancies. The redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers is key to the Department's ability to manage within its payroll budget and ceiling on teacher numbers. Thereafter, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from supplementary panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers.

The detailed arrangements for panel access for fixed term (temporary), substitute and part-time teachers for the 2013/14 school year are set out in Circular 0038/2012 which is available on the Department website.

All eligible applicants who met the eligibility criteria were placed on the relevant supplementary panels. Applicants who did not meet the eligibility criteria were informed accordingly by my Department earlier this year. There is no mechanism to expand the criteria to cater for unsuccesful applicants.

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

 287. Deputy Andrew Doyle Information on Andrew Doyle Zoom on Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will outline all grants that are available to Irish students who have accepted postgraduate and masters level courses at universities in Northern Ireland for the 2013/2014 academic year; the criteria for availing of such a grant; if Student Universal Support Ireland are to cover such students for the 2013/2014 academic year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37233/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Under the terms of the student grant scheme, grant assistance is awarded to students who meet the prescribed conditions of funding including those which relate to nationality, residency, approved course, previous academic attainment and means.

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 www.susi.ie. to have their eligibility for grant assistance assessed.

Students attending approved postgraduate courses in Northern Ireland may be eligible for assistance towards their postgraduate fees up to the maximum fees limit of €6,270 or a Postgraduate Fee Contribution of €2,000 subject to satisfying the terms and conditions of the Student Grant Scheme 2013.

Officials in the Department of Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland have confirmed that a student from another European Union (EU) country studying in Northern Ireland can apply for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. Further information is available on www.nidirect.gov.uk.

In addition, tax relief at the standard rate of tax may be claimed in respect of tuition fees paid for approved courses at approved colleges of higher education including approved undergraduate and postgraduate courses in EU Member States and in non-EU countries. Further information on this tax relief is available from the Revenue Commissioners on www.revenue.ie.

Education and Training Boards Staff

 288. Deputy Andrew Doyle Information on Andrew Doyle Zoom on Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will outline in tabular form on the record of Dáil Éireann the new board members of each new of the 16 new Education and Training Boards that replaced the 33 Vocational Education Committees; to include the Cathaoirleach/Chairperson and Leas Cathaoirleach/Vice Chairperson of each new board; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37234/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The information sought by the Deputy is in the attached table.

In accordance with the provisions of the Education and Training Boards Act, 2013, every person who was a member of a VEC immediately prior to establishment of the education and training boards became a member of the relevant education and training board on the board's establishment and will remain in office until the next local elections. Subsequently, each education and training board will consist of 21 members.

ETB Members (as at 31 August 2013)

ETBCavan & MonaghanCity of DublinCorkDonegalDublin & Dun LaoghaireGalway & RoscommonKerryKildare & WicklowKilkenny & CarlowLaois & OffalyLimerick & ClareLongford & WestmeathLouth & MeathMayo Sligo & LeitrimTipperaryWaterford & Wexford
ChairpersonJoe McGrathCllr. Paddy BourkeCllr. Gerry KellyClr Philip McGlynnCllr Gerry McGuirePat GilmoreCllr. Jim FinucaneCllr. Mark WallCllr. Denis Foley / Cllr William Ireland Cllr.Mary Sweeney Cllr. Denis McCarthyCllr. Michael DollardLiam ReillyJarlath MunnellyMr. William KennedyCllr. Mary Greene (Chairperson)
Deputy ChairpersonSean McCooneyCllr. Aine Clancy Mr. Sean RobertsMr Peter CutliffeCllr Donal MarrenCllr Jimmy Kenny Cllr. Terry O'BrienMr Michael LawlorCllr. Denis Foley / Cllr William IrelandCllr.William Aird Cllr. Tommy BrennanCllr. Sean FarrellTracy McElhinneyMary BohanCllr. Siobhán AmbroseCllr. Jim Moore
Deputy Chairperson (Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson positions are rotated). Cllr. Mary Roche
MemberMadeleine ArgueCllr. Criona Ni Dhalaigh Mr. Liam AhernClr David AlcornMs Inez BaileyCllr. Kevin RyanCllr. John BrassilCllr. Francis BrowneCllr. Anne AhernCllr. Alan HandMs. Joan AherneCllr. Colm ArthurMaria MurphyMartin Baker Cllr. Tom AchesonMr. Anthony Butler
Terry ArgueCllr. Vincent JacksonCllr. Tim BrosnanClr Michelle BradleyCllr John BaileyCllr. Peter RocheCllr. Tim BuckleyCllr. Aoife BreslinMr. Noel BarcoeCllr. Eamon DooleyCllr. Michael BegleyCllr. Gerry BradyCatherine YoreHarry BarrettCllr. Liam AhearnCllr. Malcolm Byrne
Owen BanniganCllr. Dermot Lacey Mr. Paddy BrowneClr Brendan ByrneCllr Maria BaileyAn Comh. Seán Ó TuairisgCllr. Sean CounihanCllr. John ByrneCllr. Eileen BrophyCllr. Brendan KilleavyMr. Tony BrazilCllr. John BrowneJoe FoxMary BarrettCllr. Eddie BennettMr. Peter Byrne
David BlakeCllr. Rebecca Moynihan Cllr. Noel BuckleyClr Martin FarrenCllr Niamh BhreathnachCllr. Jarlath McDonaghCllr. P.J. DonovanCllr. Sylvester BourkeCllr. Michael DoranCllr. Eddie FitzpatrickCllr. Rose BrennanMs. Lisa BurkeFrancis DeaneSharon BolesMr. Thomas BerkeryMs. Susan Callanan
Grainne BradyCllr. Edie WynneCllr. Liam BurkeMs Sinead GillespieMr Tony ClementsMr. Frank CurleyCllr. Mairead FernaneCllr. Pat ByrneMs. Brid GriffinCllr. John CarrollCllr. Pat BurkeCllr. Micheal CarrigyBryan ReillyDamian BrennanMr. Michael BerryCllr. Kathleen Codd-Nolan
Mary BradyCllr. Jane Horgan-JonesMr. Michael CareyClr Michael GrantCllr Cormac DevlinAn Comh. Seosamh Ó CuaigCllr. Seámus Cosaí FitzgeraldCllr. Rioghnagh BrackenCllr. Fred HunterCllr. John LeahyCllr. Maria ByrneCllr. Paul ConnellJenny McHughDavid CawleyCllr. Phyll BuglerMr. Oliver Coffey
Teresa CarolanCllr. Maria Parodi Ms. Catherine CashinMs Marietta HerraghtyCllr Jane Dillon ByrneLiam Uas. Mac DonnchaCllr. Ted FitzgeraldCllr. Willie CallaghanMr. Joe KennedyCllr. Kathleen O'Brien Mr. Billy CarmodyCllr. Mark CooneyEugene CassidyVeronica CawleyMs. Josephine CahillCllr. Micheál Cosgrove
Mary CarrollMs. Mary LonerganCllr. Catherine ClancyClr Jimmy KavanaghMr William DockrellCllr. Michael ConnollyCllr. Norma FoleyMs Moya CorryMr. Thomas KellyCllr. Lar ByrneCllr. Peter ConsidineCllr. Detty CornallyWayne HardingPaul ConmyMs. Josephine ChamneyCllr. John Cummins
Matt CarthyMs. Deirdre Smyth Ms. Josephine CoffeyClr Dessie LarkinCllr Stephen FitzpatrickDr. Maria HanniganCllr. Maria GormanMs Gerardine ClearyCllr. Thomas KinsellaCllr. Liam QuinnMr. Michael CorleyCllr. Paul DalyKevin ReillyTom ConnollyCllr. Michael ClearyCllr. Jim D’Arcy
Sean ConlonMr. Brian McDowell Cllr. Jim CorrClr Jim LynchCllr Gerry HorkanMs. Maeve WaldronCllr. Anne McEllistrimCllr. Richard DalyMr. Jonathan O'BrienCllr. Lisa Delaney Cllr. Cathal CroweMr. Willie DenniganDeirdre MayeParaic CosgroveCllr. Michael ConnellCllr. Declan Doocey
Seamus CoyleMr. Michale Donnelly Cllr. Humphrey DeeganMr Francis McDaidMs Frances KellyCllr. Pat O’SullivanCllr. Jimmy MoloneyMr Patrick DoyleMs. Jenny O'Regan ByrneCllr. Molly Buckley Ms. Mary FlanaganCllr. John DolanJohn FanningSinéad DoreMs. Olive CorneliaMr. Morgan Dunne
Des CrossanMs. Helen Brennan Rev. Dr. Tom DeenihanMr Oliver McDevittCllr Patricia StewartCllr. Eileen MannionCllr. Sean O'GradyMs Angela DohertyCllr. Pat O'TooleCllr. Noel BourkeCllr. Liam GalvinMr. Adrian FarrellEllen CogavinRichard FinnCllr. Margaret CrokeMs. Janet Dunphy
Jackie Crowe Cllr. Connie FoleyClr Ian McGarveyMr Tom TaylorMs. Betsy MaloneyMs. Kerry Harty BeauseigneurCllr. Gail DunneCllr. John PenderCllr. Paul Mitchell Mr. Flan GarveyMs. Mary FarrellBrian CurranMichael FlemingMr. Noel CroninCllr. Anna Fenlon
James Cunningham Cllr. Ger GibbonsClr Patrick McGowanMs Angela TimlinCllr. Carmel GrealyMs. Sheila CaseyCllr. Pat FitzgeraldCllr. William QuinnCllr. Sinead DooleyCllr. John GilliganMr. John GibbonsTommy GrimesIta FlynnCllr. John CrosseCllr. Niamh Fitzgibbon
Tony Farrelly Cllr. Mary HegartyClr Elizabeth McIntyreCllr Ken Farrell Mr. Seamus HynesMs. Marian CurtinCllr. Thomas FortuneMs. Eithne ReddyCllr. Sinead Moylan - RyanMr. Bernard HanrahanCllr. Ken GlynnMichael KennyBlackie GavinCllr. Gerard DarcyMr. Austin Flynn
Mona Fitzpatrick Cllr. Laura McGonigleMs Bernie MulhernCllr Pat Hand Cllr. Michael MaherMr. Joseph KellyMr James FitzmauriceCllr. Caroline TownsendCllr. Tony McLoughlinMs. Marian HarnettCllr. Jim HensonTrevor GoldenClodagh GeraghtyCllr. Conor DelaneyMr. Loughlin Gannon
Paul Flynn Ms. Helen McGrathClr Jack MurrayCllr Caitríona Jones Máire Ní ChéidighFr. Kieran O'BrienCllr. Mick GlynnCllr. William TownsendCllr.Ben BrennanCllr. Michael HilleryMr. Brian HylandAnton McCabeFrances GilmartinMs. Lorraine DuaneCllr. Tom Higgins
Deirdre Kelly Cllr. John MulvihillClr Padraig O'DochartaighCllr Emma Coburn Cllr. Liam CarrollMr. Hugh O'ConnellMr Billy HillisMs. Noreen WhelanCllr.John King Mr. Jim HoulihanMs. Chrissie KeaneJoe ReillyMargaret GormleyCllr. Pat EnglishCllr. David Hynes
Freddie Kettyle Ms. Marie MurphyClr Barry O'NeillCllr Dermot Looney Cllr. Padraic ConneelyMr. John J. O'ConnorCllr. Paddy KennedyCllr. Maurice ShorthallCllr.Rotimi AdebariCllr. Mike HoulihanCllr. Peter KeaneyJenny D'ArcyChristy HylandCllr. Jacqui FinnanCllr. Dee Jacques
Marcella Leonard Ms. Norma MurrayMs Mary Ellen OrpenCllr Joan Maher Cllr. Colette ConnollyMs. Veronica O'HanlonCllr. Ivan KeatleyCllr. Cora LongMonsgnr John Byrne PPCllr. Michael HouriganMs. Celine Kearney MedforthMaeve GallagherHubert KeaneyMr. Brendan GriffinMr. Michael Joy
Jacqui Lewis Cllr. Tomás O'BrienMr Alan ThompsonCllr David McGuinness Cllr. Ollie CroweMr. David ToomeyMs Una KellyCllr. M.H. CavanaghMr Declan MooreMr. Paddy HouriganCllr. James KeoghChristy ReillyMary KellyCllr. Anna Touhy HalliganCllr. Paddy Kavanagh
Mary Lynch Cllr. Joe O'Callaghan Cllr Guss O’Connell Cllr. Peter Keane Cllr. Kathleen KelleherCllr. Pat DunphyMr Gerry QuinnCllr. Mary HowardMs. Denise KennedySeamus GrimesSara KellyCllr. Mary Hanna-HouriganCllr. Denis Kennedy
Niall Lynch Cllr. Michael O'Connell Cllr Michael O’Donovan Cllr. Donal Lyons Ms Fiona LambertCllr. John BrennanMr Matthew KeeganCllr. Cormac HurleyCllr. Victor KiernanLinda Bell-WoodsMartin KennyCllr. John HoganCllr. Michael Kinsella
David Maxwell Cllr. Noel O'Connor Cllr. Therese Ridge Cllr. Niall Mc Nellis Mr Patrick MaherCllr. Catherine CooneryMr. Declan CostelloCllr. Mary JackmanCllr. Maura Kilbride HarkinMartin BellewPat KilbaneCllr. John KennedyCllr. Billy Kyne
Paul McGeown Ms. Una O'Donnell Cllr Carrie Smyth Cllr. Hildegarde Naughton Ms Teresa MurrayCllr. Sean TreacyMr. Denis MagnerMr. Eddie KeaneCllr. Denis LeonardSeán BellewSeamus KilgannonMs. Margaret KennedyCllr. Annette Larkin
Michael McGinn Cllr. Noel O'Donovan Ms. Deirdre Doherty – Ryan Cllr. Nuala Nolan Cllr. Martin Miley Jr.Cllr. Marie FitzpatrickMr. Eoin MaherCllr. Gabriel KeatingMr. Michael McCormackDeclan BreathnachGerard KingMs. Noreen KennedyMs. Anna Long
Pat McKenna Cllr. Tadhg O'Donovan Ms. Aideen Mulcahy Cllr. Terry O'Flaherty Cllr. Emer McDaidCllr. Martin BrettMr. Tom FeigheryMr. Sean KennedyCllr. Frank McDermottMarianne ButlerMollie LeeCllr. Denis LeahyMs. Nessa Murphy
Brian McKeown Cllr. Finbarr O'Driscoll Mr. John O'Reilly Mr. Pat Hardiman Mr Ger McDonaghCllr. Sean O'hArgainMs Emma Dunne Cllr. Joe LeddinCllr. Luie McEntireBernard DevlinJoe leonardCllr. Micheál LowryCllr. Pat Nugent
Sean McKiernan Cllr. Patrick O'Driscoll Mr. Joseph Pitcher Mr. Enda Howley Mr John McDonaghMs. Joan VaughanMs Irene MurrayMs. Linda LedgerCllr. Gabrielle McFaddenAnthony DonohoeSean LoughlinCllr. John 'Rocky' McGrathMr. Matthew O’Connell
Peter McVitty Cllr. Emmet O'Halloran Mr. Don Tipping Ms. Maeve Joyce Mr Pat McCarthyMr. Sean WarrenMs Linda Bergin Cllr. Jim LongFr. Tom MurrayAudrey DorianMatt LyonsCllr. Hughie McGrathMr. Francis O’Connor
Aidan Murray Cllr. Catherine O'Keeffe Ms Rose Callan Tomás Mac Phaidín Cllr. John McGinleyMr. Gerard DowlingMs Winifred Champ-CoxCllr. Ian LynchCllr. Peggy NolanAidan FaugheyKen MaguireMs. Susan MeagherMs. Catherine O’Donnell
John O'Brien Cllr. Chris O'Leary Ms Liz KellyMr. Padraic McFadden Cllr. Grainne McLoughlinMs. Eleanor ParksMs. Bernadette FanneranCllr. Orla McLoughlinMs. Nora O'FarrellÚna KirkPaschal MooneyCllr. Jonathan MeaneyRev. Dr. Christine O’Dowd-Smyth
PJ O'Hanlon Cllr. Aindrias Ó Muimhneacháin Mr Pat WardBríd Ní Chonghóile Cllr. Vincent McElheronMs. Emma BarronMs. Mary McLoughlinCllr. Sean McLoughlinCllr. Mae SextonFinnan McCoyGeralding MulliganCllr. Séamus MorrisCllr. John O'Leary
Rosaleen O'Hanlon Cllr. Niall O'Neill Ms. Mary Reardon Cllr. Micheal NolanMr. Fintan ByrneMs. Miriam O'CallaghanCllr. Pat McMahonCllr. John ShawColm MarkeyThomas MulliganCllr. Marie MurphyCllr. Laurence O’Neill
Paddy O'Reilly Cllr. Donal O'Rourke Ms. Padraigín Uí Eadhra Cllr. James O’ShaughnessyMs. Eilish HoldenMs. Sheila MaloneyCllr. David MoloneyCllr. Barney SteeleImelda MunsterDara MulveyCllr. Lily O'BrienCllr. Michael J. O'Ryan
Shane P O'Reilly Ms. Máire Roycroft Anthony Geraghty Ms Marie O’RourkeMr. Brian HarrisMs. Vivienne KeenanMs. Maolíosa Ní ChléirighMs. Mary ToherBernard MurnaghanNonie McGeeMs. Maria O'DonnellMs. Lynda O’Shea
Anna Rooney Rev. Canon Salter Carol Kelly Ms Katie Ridge Ms. Sinead Nolan Ciarán O'DonnellEnda McGloinCllr. Pierce O'LoughlinMs. Alison Parle
Val Smyth Cllr. Terry Shannon Charlie Hopkins Ms Eleanor Roche Cllr. Kieran O’Hanlon Audrey O'DowdSiobhan McGloinCllr. Virginia O'DowdCllr. Ann-Marie Power
Niamh Smyth Cllr. Ronan Sheehan Donal Farrell Mr Kevin Ryan Mr. John O'Donnell Jim RyanTeresa McGuireMr. Kevin O'ReillyCllr. John Pratt
Pat Treanor Mr. Gerard White Ann Walshe Cllr James Ruttle Ms. Catherine O'Farrell Tómas SharkeyMichéal McNamaraMr. Pádraig Ó SuileabháinMs. Catherine Quinlan
Patricia Walsh Paul Noone Cllr. Edward Timmins Mr. Kieran O'Neill Oliver TullyJohn McTernanCllr. Darren RyanCllr. Padge Reck
Martha Williamson Jane Suffin Cllr. Brendan Weld Mr. Declan Philips Paddy NaughtonMr. Conor StakelumMs. Georgina Rothwell
Colette McGovern Ms. Catherine Prendiville Patsy O'BrienMr. David TobinCllr. Joe Ryan
Cllr Ernie Keenan Ms. Marinella Raftery Una O'Gara Cllr. Seamus Ryan
Cllr Michael Creaton Cllr. Damien Riedy John O'Hara Mr. Liam Uas Suipéil
Cllr Michael Mulligan Ms. Phil Roche Austin Francis O'Malley Very Rev. Paul Waldron
Cllr Orla Leyden Cllr. Eddie Ryan Johnnie O'Malley Cllr. Davy Walsh
Cllr Valerie Byrne Cllr. P. J. Ryan Teresa O'Rourke Cllr. Jack Walsh
Cllr Sean Beirne Cllr. Michael Sheahan Joseph Queenan Ms. Theresa Walsh
Cllr Tom Crosby Ms. Catherine Tuohy Thérése Ruane Cllr. Colin Webb
Cllr Liam Callaghan Cllr. Eddie Wade Eddie Staunton Cllr. Teresa Wright
Cllr. Liam Williams Enda Stenson Cllr. Gary Wyse
Ms. Marie Wright McCabe John Ward
Michael White
Sean Wynne

School Curriculum

 289. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the extent to which his Department has developed a strategy to modernise the State education system to reflect a curriculum based on ethical education; if his Departments attention has been drawn to the educational benefits of the educate together programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37255/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Religious education is one of the seven curricular areas of the Primary Curriculum and schools are currently required to allocate thirty minutes per day for religious instruction. However, unlike other subject areas, the content of the religious curriculum provided by schools is not set by my Department. The Education Act recognises the rights of the different church authorities to design curricula in religious education and to supervise their teaching and implementation. This means that the content of the religious education programme in a particular primary school is determined by the patron of the school.

The situation is similar at post primary level, where a programme of religious instruction approved by the school patron may be offered. However, post primary schools also have the option of using the Religious Education curriculum which has been designed as an examinable subject at Junior and Leaving Certificate by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). The NCCA syllabuses are academic in nature. They are concerned with understanding religion as a phenomenon in the world and are designed to be studied by students of all religious faiths and of none. The new specification for Religion in Junior Cycle, as part of the new Junior Cycle Framework, will be available for September 2017.

It is important to note that, under section 30 of the Education Act (1998), no student can be required to attend instruction in any subject which is contrary to the conscience of the parent of the student.

My Department continues to implement the measures identified in the Action Plan that I published in June 2012 in response to the Report of the Advisory Group to the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism. As well as implementing the measures that will ensure that school patronage, in the selected areas, reflects parental preferences, I have also requested the NCCA to start exploring, with the education partners and religious interests, the development of Education about Religion and Beliefs (ERB) and Ethics programmes which will supplement existing faith formation programmes in schools.

The developmental work will draw on current practice in schools in this area as well as international good practice and research and will be informed by the same pedagogical principles that underpin the rest of the primary school curriculum. The work will also be informed by the experiences of the Community National Schools, under the auspices of the Education and Training Boards. The unique 'Goodness Me Goodness You' multi-belief programme being developed with and by those schools in an action research approach, is premised on inter-religious dialogue and dialogue between religion and belief systems. The programme they are developing will become available on-line over the coming months and it will be of interest to all working in the field of religious education.

Question No. 290 answered with Question No. 286.

Third Level Course Accreditation

 291. Deputy Andrew Doyle Information on Andrew Doyle Zoom on Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if hewill take steps and measures to ensure that third level education institutions here are not allowed to commence courses until they receive full and proper accreditation from the relevant bodies, hereor elsewhere within the EU; the measures that the Higher Education Authority are taking to ensure cases where programmes are cancelled in the middle of a degree are not cancelled; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37276/13]

 304. Deputy Gerry Adams Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will intervene in the crisis facing the 21 students studying audiology in Athlone Institute of Technology whose course has been cancelled; the steps he has taken to date in relation this issue; the date on which he first became aware of problems with accreditation and placements; the step he took to resolve the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37468/13]

 305. Deputy Gerry Adams Information on Gerry Adams Zoom on Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn his plans to revive to reistate the four year BSc. course in audiology which has been cancelled by Athlone Institute of Technology; and the implications for the training of audiololgists here.  [37470/13]

 383. Deputy Dara Calleary Information on Dara Calleary Zoom on Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the total cost to Athlone IT of the legal action in relation to the proposed cancellation of the audiology course; the actions he took in June and July when he was made aware of the situation in relation to this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [38289/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I propose to take Questions Nos. 291, 304, 305 and 383 together.

In September 2012 Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) commenced a BSc in Audiology course despite a request from the HEA in August 2012 that it be cancelled. The course was included in the CAO handbook by AIT without prior agreement from the HSE in relation to the provision of clinical placements. The HEA's concern was that the students on the programme would be proceeding on a course without an agreement in place in relation to the provision of clinical placements, and as a consequence would undertake an incomplete course of study. In November 2012, out of concern for the position of students involved, the HSE agreed that it would support the students who had already commenced the course to access clinical placements provided AIT succeeded in achieving accreditation for the course.

Institutes of Technology are autonomous statutory bodies with responsibility for their own academic affairs and it is the responsibility of the institutions themselves to secure accreditation and professional recognition for particular courses where appropriate. It is normal practice with new courses leading to a professional accreditation that they must operate for a period while accreditation is being established. In the case of the AIT course, the Institute initially sought accreditation from the British Academy for Audiology (BAA). However, AIT encountered difficulties in obtaining this accreditation and the BAA subsequently suspended their accreditation process. A number of alternative options for accrediting the course were examined. However, the institute was unable to get the required accreditation and the HEA was advised in May 2013 of AIT's decision to discontinue the programme.

On foot of a High Court Judicial Review in August 2013 the HSE agreed to offer twelve clinical placements for the students and to work with AIT to secure other placements on the understanding that a Professor Audiology would within six months write and endorse the course as being equivalent to a BSc in Audiology internationally. Based on the above understandings, the HEA has agreed to fund the programme for this cohort of students. This agreement by the HSE and HEA allows AIT to recommence the audiology programme thus enabling the students to continue with their course.

The total legal costs of the action for AIT are not yet available, however I understand that the institute has agreed that it will cover the legal fees for the students involved in the case. The HEA has kept my Department fully informed of all developments in relation to this programme and I have received regular updates on the efforts that have been taken by the HEA in consultation with the HSE to ensure that the issues with the programme are resolved in the best interests of the students.

The HEA has recently written to the President of AIT seeking clarification on a number of issues including the likely timelines associated with the appointment of an external independent Professor of Audiology and confirmation that the students have been fully informed of the risks attaching to proceeding with the course, particularly in relation to professional accreditation. In addition, at the request of the HEA, the Governing Body has initiated a comprehensive review of circumstances surrounding the matter. On finalisation of this review consideration will be given as to what further action is appropriate.

Transition Year Issues

 292. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he will list in tabular form the schools in 2011/12 that provided voluntary and compulsory transitional year programmes; the number of teachers it takes to implement transitional year in State funded schools and the estimated cost to the DES for implementing transitional year on an annual basis at post-primary level.  [37315/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn My Department provides specific teaching resources and additional grant aid to schools that offer the transition year programme.

Schools in the Free Education Scheme qualify for payment of a transition year grant of €95 for each pupil participating in the programme.

The cost of transition year grants in 2012 was €2.7m.

My Department allocated circa 1,700 whole time equivalent teaching posts in the 2012/13 school year in respect of transition year with an estimated cost of €109m.

The table attached contains the list of schools in the Free Education Scheme which offered the transition year programme in the 2011/12 school year.

ROLL NOSCHOOL NAME
61370ESt. Michael's College, Listowel, Co. Kerry, ,
72140VColaiste Chomain, Rossport, Ballina, Co Mayo,
64691QColáiste Mhuire, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Co Mhaigh Eo, ,
91514UGLENAMADDY COMMUNITY SCHOOL, GLENAMADDY, CO GALWAY, ,
71244FGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, An Leadhbgarbh, Árainn Mhór, Co Dhún na nGall,
65350SPatrician Presentation, Rocklow Rd., Fethard, Co Tipperary,
91504RScoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, Co. Kerry, ,
71220OMulroy College, Milford, Letterkenny, Co Donegal,
76089VMOHILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MOHILL, CO LEITRIM, ,
65140HColaiste Mhuire, Ballymote, Co Sligo, ,
68080HMeanscoil Gharman, Brownswood, Enniscorthy, ,
70540ECauseway Comprehensive School, Causeway, Co. Kerry, ,
62420VChristian Brothers Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, ,
64300VScoil Carmel, O'Connell Avenue, Limerick, ,
70430UVocational School Muine Bheag, Muine Bheag, Co Carlow, ,
76075KSt John Bosco Community College, Cahercon, Kildysart, Co Clare,
62010CSt. Joseph's Secondary School, Spanish Point, Milown Malbay, Co Clare,
63010HMeán Scoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, Galway, ,
63100ICalasanctius College, Oranmore, Co Galway, ,
65270UC.B.S., Carrick-On-Suir, Co Tipperary, ,
71920TSt Nessan's Community College, Moylish Park, Moylish, Limerick,
70770VSt Thomas' Community College, Novara Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow,
76106SGaelcholaiste na Mara, pairc Na bPiarsach, Bothar an Ghleanntain, Arklow, Co.Wicklow
68067PSt Nathy's College, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, ,
70830NEnnis Community College, Ennis, Co Clare, ,
76067LColaiste Pobail Naomh Mhuire, Cill na Mullach, Co Chorcaí, ,
71390QArchbishop McHale College, Dublin Road, Tuam, Co Galway,
61340SSt. Brigid's Secondary School, New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry,
62900MColáiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co. Galway, ,
62980NSt. Mary's College, St. Mary's Road, Galway, ,
63000EPresentation Secondary School, Presentation Rd, Galway, ,
63040QPresentation College, Headford, Co. Galway, ,
70300HPearse College - Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Clogher Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12,
71300MGairmscoil Éinne Oileain Arann, Cill Rónain, Inis Mór, Árainn, Co na Gaillimhe
91411KScoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna, Co na Gaillimhe, ,
91414QDunmore Community School, Dunmore, Co Galway, ,
71110HNagle Community College, Mahon, Blackrock, Cork,
70641KColáiste Pobail Osraí, Bóthar Urmhumhan, Cill Chainnigh, ,
72280OElphin Community College, Elphin, Castlerea, Co Roscommon,
62530FNorth Monastery Secondary School, Our Lady's Mount, North Monastery Rd., Cork,
63130RColaiste Chroi Mhuire, An Spideal, Co Na Gaillimhe, ,
70860WSt Michael's Community College, Kilmihill, Co Clare, ,
72210QBeech Hill College, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, ,
72310UCoola Post Primary School, Riverstown, Via Boyle, Co Sligo,
62930VSt. Cuan's College, Castleblakney, Ballinasloe, Co Galway,
63600FChristian Brothers Secondary School, Mountgarrett, New Ross, Co Wexford,
64280SSalesian Secondary School, Fernbank, North Circular Road, Limerick,
81010JSt Columba's Comprehensive School, Glenties, Co Donegal, ,
76092KPRESENTATION COLLEGE, TERENURE, DUBLIN 6W, ,
70420RCarlow Vocational School, Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Co. Carlow,
72420ECentral Technical Institute, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, ,
60430OSt Pauls C.B.S., Christian Brothers, Nth Brunswick Street, Dublin 7,
62440EScoil na mBráithre Chríostaí, Bakers Road, Charleville, Co Cork,
63460PBallinamore Post Primary Schools, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, ,
91508CBoyne Community School, Trim, Co. Meath, ,
71124SColáiste Daibhéid, An t-Ardán Theas, Corcaigh, ,
71790JDesmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick,
71991TColáiste Pobail Rath Cairn, Ráth Cairn, Athboy, Co Meath,
72520IColáiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac, Co Offaly, ,
64200RColaiste Mhichil, Sexton Street, Limerick, ,
65240LPresentation Secondary School, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary,
65241NSt Josephs College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co Tipperary,
68075OMEAN SCOIL NUA AN LEITH TRIUIGH, CAISLEAN GHRIAIRE, CO CHIARRAI, ,
91496VCommunity School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim, ,
91517DATHBOY COMMUNITY SCHOOL, ATHBOY, CO MEATH, ,
71250AColaiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán, Co na Gaillimhe, ,
72530LArd Scoil Chiarain Naofa, Frederick St., Clara, Co. Offaly,
63270KColaiste Mhuire,, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, ,
64250JPresentation Secondary School, Sexton Street, Limerick, ,
68068RColáiste Íosagáin, Portarlington, Co. Laois, ,
91343TSt. Tiernan's Community School, Parkvale, Balally, Dublin 16,
71400QGalway Community College, Wellpark, Galway, ,
70970GCobh Community College, Carrignafoy, Cobh, Co. Cork,
71520DSt Fergal's College, Rathdowney, Co Laois, ,
71750UBush Post Primary School, Riverstown, Dundalk, Co Louth,
72130SSt. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross, Killala, Co Mayo,
76150VColáiste Pobail Acla, Achill Sound, Westport, Co. Mayo,
71990RSt Oliver Post Primary, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, ,
72290RRoscommon Community School, Lisnamult, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon,
72490CColáiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Castlemeadows, Thurles, Co Tipperary,
76066JMeánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn O gCuanach, Co. Phort Láirge, ,
60383IColáiste Choilm, Dublin Road, Swords, Co Dublin,
60843QSt Josephs Secondary School, Stanhope St, Dublin 7, ,
60851PAssumption Secondary School, Walkinstown, Dublin 12, ,
60853TMount Carmel Secondary School, Kings Inn Street, Dublin 1, ,
61380HPresentation Secondary School, Listowel, Co Kerry, ,
62981PColáiste Einde, Threadneedle Road, Galway, ,
64600KSt Josephs Secondary School, Charlestown, Co. Mayo, ,
81006STarbert Comprehensive School, Tarbert, Listowel, Co Kerry,
81009BBoherbue Comprehensive School, Boherbue, Mallow, Co Cork,
91371BLeixlip Community School, Celbridge Road, Leixlip, Co. Kildare,
91413OPortumna Community School, Portumna, Co. Galway, ,
91447ISt Caimin's Community School, Tullyvarraga, Shannon, ,
91461CBallyhaunis Community School, Knock Road, Ballyhaunis, Co.Mayo,
70900IScariff Community College, Scariff, Co Clare, ,
70020BGrange Community College, Grange Road, Donaghmede, Dublin 13,
76102KGAELCHOLAISTE AN EACHRÈIDH, C/O CO.GALWAY VEC OFFICES, COILÈAR BÀN, ATHENRY, CO.GALWAY.
71540JCarrigallen Vocational School, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim, ,
76061WColaiste na Trocaire (Mercy Community College), Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, ,


71780GScoil Ui Mhuiri, Barn Road, Dunleer, Co. Louth,
72430HScoil Ruain, Killenaule, Thurles, Co Tipperary,
70750PScoil Chonglais, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, ,
60480GMeanscoil Iognáid Rís, Long Mile Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12,
60810BLoreto College, Swords, Co Dublin, ,
60870TOur Lady Of Mercy College, Beaumont, Dublin 9, ,
61320MColáiste Bhréanainn, Cill Airne, Co Chiarraí, ,
61510RColáiste Éamann Rís, Callan, Co Kilkenny, ,
61702DSt Pauls Secondary School, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, ,
61940TMeánscoil Na mBráithre, Ennistymon, Co. Clare, ,
62020FSt. Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla, Co. Clare, ,
63170GPresentation College, Currylea, Tuam, Co Galway,
63840CSt. Joseph's C.B.S., Newfoundwell Rd, Drogheda, Co Louth,
63841ESt Mary's Diocesan School, Beamore Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth,
63860ISacred Heart Secondary School, Sunnyside, Drogheda, Co Louth,
64290VArdscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick, ,
64923LC.B.S. Tramore, Co. Waterford, Tramhor, Co Phortlairge, ,
64940LWaterpark College, Park Road, Waterford, ,
64971WOur Lady of Mercy Secondary School, Ozanam St., Waterford, ,
65130ESt Marys College, Ballysadare, Co Sligo, ,
65320JÁrdscoil na mBráithre, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, ,
81007UShannon Comprehensive School, Shannon, Co Clare, ,
91493PCastlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, ,
71242BGairm Scoil Chú Uladh, Béal an Átha Móir, An Clochan, Leifear, Co Dhun na nGall
72560UTullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly,
70520VCastleisland Community College, Tonbwee, Castleisland, Co. Kerry,
61150NPresentation / De La Salle College, Royal Oak Road, Muine Bheag, Co. Carlow,
61440WC.B.S. Secondary School, The Green, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
61770UArklow CBS, Coolgreaney Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow,
63221UMeán Scoil an Chlochair, Kilbeggan, Mullingar, Co Westmeath,
64350NSt Patrick's Classical School, Moatlands, Navan, Co Meath,
64360QSt. Joseph's Secondary School, Navan,, Mercy Convent, Navan, Co Meath,
65400HSt. Mary's Secondary School, Newport, Co. Tipperary, ,
70321PMargaret Aylward Community College, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9,
70410OColáiste Eoin, Hacketstown, Co Carlow, ,
71050PSt Colman's Community College, Youghal Road, Midleton, Co Cork,
71470OClonaslee Vocational School, Clonaslee, Co. Laois, ,
72540OOaklands Community College, Sr. Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly,
63160DSt. Brigid's School, Convent Of Mercy, Tuam, Co. Galway,
65370BSt. Joseph's C.B.S, Summerhill, Nenagh, Co Tipperary,
62421APresentation Secondary School, Mitchelstown, Co Cork, ,
62621INorth Presentation Secondary School, Farranree, Cork, ,
63750BSt. Mel's College, Longford, Co. Longford, ,
64500GBalla Secondary School, Balla, Castlebar, Co Mayo,
64880TScoil na mBraithre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford, ,
70360CSt. Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Belturbet, Co Cavan,
70840QEnnistymon Vocational School, Ennistymon, Ennis, Co Clare,
71020GDavis College, Summerhill, Mallow, Co Cork,
71150TColáiste na Carraige, Carrick, Co. Donegal, ,
60390FSt Josephs C.B.S., Merville Ave, Fairview, Dublin 3,
60872AMercy Secondary School, Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin 8,
62770CScoil Mhuire Secondary School, St. Oran's Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal,
63050TSeamount College, Kinvara, Co Galway, ,
63070CSt Raphaels College, Loughrea, Co Galway, ,
91408VPobalscoil Chloich Cheannfhaola, An Fálcarrach, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall,
70920OColaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Co Chorcaí, ,
71230RDeele College, Raphoe, Lifford, Co Donegal,
76081FColáiste Ailigh, Teach Sprackburn, Bóthar Ard, Leitir Ceanainn,
76083JMagh Ene College, Church Road, Bundoran, Co Donegal,
72480WSt. Alibe's School, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town, ,
70800ESt Kevin's Community College, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, ,
60450UColáiste Mhuire, Bothar Rath Tó, Baile Atha Cliath 7, ,
61060MSt Patrick's College, Cavan, Co. Cavan, ,
63191OSt Aloysius College, The Park, Athlone, Co Westmeath,
91387QBeara Community School, Castletownbere, Beara, Co Cork,
91503PPobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, ,
70380IBreifne College, Cootehill Rd, Cavan, Co Cavan,
71030JMcEgan College, Macroom, Co Cork, ,
71241WSt. Catherine's Vocational School, Donegal Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal,
70260VSt Mac Dara's Community College, Wellington Lane, Templeogue, Dublin 6W,
71270GGairmscoil Mhuire, Athenry, Co Galway, ,
70670RColaiste Lorcain, Castledermot, Co. Kildare, ,
72180KInver College, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, ,
60571JPatrician College, Deanstown Ave, Finglas West, Dublin 11,
64170LScoil Mhuire & Íde, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, ,
76084LMoville Community College, Carrownaff, Moville, Co Donegal,
60021USt Marys Secondary School, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, ,
60081PRockford Manor Secondary School, Stradbrook Rd, Blackrock, Co Dublin,
62630JSt Aloysius School, St Maries Of The Isle, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork,
64610NColáiste Cholmáin, Claremorris, Co Mayo, ,
63171IMercy College, Woodford, Co Galway, ,
91344VRosmini Community School, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9,
70640IGrennan College, Ladywell St, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny,
60792CPresentation College, Warrenmount, Dublin 8, ,
62540IDeerpark C.B.S., St Patrick's Road, Cork, ,
91351SBailieborough Community School, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, ,
91397TBishopstown Community School, Bishopstown, Cork, ,
71200IErrigal College, Windyhall, Letterkenny, ,
64050BSt Joseph's Secondary School, Doon, Co Limerick, ,
64690OScoil Muire Agus Padraig, Swinford, Co Mayo, ,
91436DMoyne Community School, Moyne, Co Longford, ,
71770DÓ Fiaich College, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth,
71980OO'Carolan College, Nobber, Co Meath, ,
60291DÁrdscoil La Salle, Raheny Road, Raheny, Dublin 5,
62000WMary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, ,
63290QLoreto College, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, ,
64040VSt Fintan's C.B.S, Doon, Co Limerick, ,
91330KHoly Child Community School, Pearse St, Sallynoggin, Co Dublin,
91498CGort Community School, Gort, Co. Galway, ,
70240PKylemore College, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10,


72440KNenagh Vocational School, Dromin Road, Nenagh, Co Tipperary,
61950WScoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co Clare, ,
91390FMillstreet Community School, Millstreet Town, Co Cork, ,
91550BMOUNTRATH COMMUNITY SCHOOL, MOUNTRATH, CO LAOIS, ,
76063DColaiste Dun Iascaigh, Cashel Road, Cahir, Co Tipperary,
70821MColáiste Raithín, Bóthar Florence, Bré, Co Chill Mhantain,
62290LScoil Mhuire, Kanturk, Co Cork, ,
65630BKillina Presentation Secondary School, Rahan, Tullamore, Co Offaly,
68072IGAEL CHOLAISTE CHILL DARA, Seanbhóthar Luimnigh, Nás na Ríogh, , CONTAE CHILL DARA
81011LThe Royal and Prior School, Raphoe, Co Donegal, ,
70990MColáiste an Chraoibhin, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy, Co Cork,
70570NScoil Aireagail, Ballyhale, Kilkenny, ,
62650PUrsuline Secondary School, Blackrock, Cork, ,
63730SCnoc Mhuire, Granard, Longford, ,
72190NCastleblayney College, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan,
76091IColáiste Oiriall, Tir Chianáin, Muineachán, Co Mhuineacháin,
70560KGaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tobar Mhaigh Dor, Trá Lí, Co Chiarraí,
60871VMercy College Coolock, St Brendans Drive, Coolock, Dublin 5,
61141MPresentation College, Askea, Carlow, Co. Carlow,
62130MColáiste An Chroí Naofa, Carraig na bhFear, Co Chorcaí, ,
63560TSt. Mary's C.B.S., Millpark Road, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford,
81013PSt. Clare's Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, ,
60262TSt Laurence College, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18, ,
61130HSt Mary's Knockbeg College, Knockbeg, Co. Carlow, ,
62450HSt. Mary's Secondary School, Convent Of Mercy, Charleville, Co Cork,
62590ASt Vincent's Secondary School, St Mary's Road, Cork, ,
63760EMeán Scoil Muire, Convent Road, Longford Town, Co. Longford,
64660FSancta Maria College, Louisburgh, Co Mayo, ,
65340PPresentation Secondary School, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, ,
91400FMayfield Community School, Old Youghal Road, Mayfield, Cork,
71850BHazelwood College, Dromcollogher, Co. Limerick, ,
61830MSt David's Holy Faith Secondary, Co-Educational School, Greystones, Co Wicklow,
61930QColáiste Mhuire, College Road, Ennis, Co Clare,
63630OOur Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Rosbercon, New Ross, Co Wexford,
63891TDe La Salle College, Castleblaney Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth,
65150KJesus & Mary Secondary School, Enniscrone, Co Sligo, ,
91336WOld Bawn Community School, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24,
91441TArdee Community School, Ardee, Co Louth, ,
63211RSt Joseph's College, Summerhill, Athlone, Co Westmeath,
91391HSt Peter's Community School, Passage West, Co Cork, ,
70760SBlessington Community College, Naas Rd, Blessington, Co Wicklow,
60341PSancta Maria College, Ballyroan, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16,
61910KRice College, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare,
62480QSt Fachtna's - De La Salle College, Skibbereen, Co Cork, ,
70390LVirginia College, Virginia, Co Cavan, ,
76103MColaiste na hInse, C/O Neptune Hotel, Bettystown/Laytown, CO Meath,
76068NColáiste na Sceilge, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry, ,
60400FSt Vincents C.B.S. Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, ,
62310ODe La Salle College, Macroom, Co Cork, ,
64570EOur Lady's Secondary School, Belmullet, Co Mayo, ,
76093MCOLÁISTE ÍDE AGUS IOSAEF, ABBEYFEALE, CO LIMERICK, ,
61681VPatrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare, ,
64510JSt Muredachs College, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co Mayo,
65080PC.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon,
91315OScoil Phobail Chuil Mhin, Cluain Saileach, Baile Atha Cliath 15, ,
91409APobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Doirí Beaga, Leitir Ceannain, Tir Chonaill,
71180FAbbey Vocational School, The Glebe, Donegal Town, Co.Donegal,
76069PColaiste Phobáil Ros Cré, Corville Rd, Roscrea, Co Tipperary,
60471FSt. David's C.B.S., Malahide Road, Artane, Dublin 5,
61410NPresentation Secondary School, Miltown, Killarney, Co Kerry,
61790DSt Brendan's College, Woodbrook, Bray, Co Wicklow,
61920NSt Flannan's College, Ennis, Co Clare, ,
91515WGALLEN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, FERBANE, CO OFFALY, ,
70901KSt Anne's Community College, Killaloe, Co Clare, ,
76088TRatoath College, Jamestown, Ratoath, Co. Meath,
71410TAthlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath,
60121BMoyle Park College, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, ,
60264AColáiste Phádraig CBS, Roselawn, Lucan, Co Dublin,
60361VSt Raphaela's Secondary School, Upper Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co Dublin,
60481ISt. Aidan's C.B.S., Collins Avenue Ext, Whitehall, Dublin 9,
60741ISt Michaels Secondary School, Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin 11,
60791ASt Marys Secondary School, Brookwood Meadow, Killester, Dublin 5,
61070PLoreto College, Cavan, Co. Cavan, ,
61450CPresentation Secondary School, Tralee, Co Kerry, ,
61661PSalesian College, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, ,
62090DScoil Mhuire gan Smal, Blarney, Co Cork, ,
63570WColáiste Bride, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, ,
63620LSt. Mary's Secondary School, Irishtown, New Ross, Co Wexford,
63640RChristian Brothers Secondary School, Thomas St, Wexford, ,
63890RSt Mary's College, Dundalk, Co Louth, ,
64900WArd Scoil na nDeise, Convent Rd, Dungarvan, Co Waterford,
64922JStella Maris, Pond Rd, Tramore, Co Waterford,
65500LSt. Anne's Secondary School, Convent Of Mercy, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town,
91301DHoly Family Community School, Kilteel Road, Rathcoole, Co Dublin,
91318UThe Donahies Community School, Streamville Road, Dublin 13, ,
71000AColaiste Treasa, Kanturk, Co Cork, ,
71700FColaiste Mhuire, Askeaton, Co Limerick, ,
60581MSt Kevins College, Ballygall Rd East, Finglas, Dublin 11,
63430GSt. Mary's C.B.S., Borris Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois,
64180OSalesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry, Co Limerick, ,
64370TLoreto Secondary School, St Michaels, Navan, Co Meath,
65440TOur Ladys Secondary School, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, ,
65582QSt Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co Offaly, ,
68077SÁrdscoil na Trionóide, Rathstewart, Athy, Co Kildare,
91332OSt Marks Community School, Cookstown Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24,
91462EBallinrobe Community School, Convent Road, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo,
70400LBorris Vocational School, Borris, Co Carlow, ,
70440AGaelcholáiste Cheatharlach, Easca, Ceatharlach, ,
70600TColáiste Mhuire, Johnstown, Co Kilkenny, ,
72170HBallybay Community College, Ballybay, Co Monaghan, ,


60500JMarian College, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, ,
61051LSt Clare's College, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, ,
62730NSt Patricks College, Gardiner's Hill, Cork, ,
62990QDominican College, Taylors Hill, Galway, ,
64450RScoil Mhuire, Convent Of Mercy, Trim, Co Meath,
91305LBallinteer Community School, Ballinteer, Dublin 16, ,
70021DColáiste de hÍde, Br Thish Motháin Thuaidh, Br Chaisleáin Thigh Mótháin, Tamhlacht, Baile Atha Cliat
71280JSt Brigids Vocational School, Loughrea, Co Galway, ,
60343TSt Joseph's Secondary School, Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin,
60732HCaritas College, Drumfinn Road, Dublin 10, ,
61520USt. Brigid's College, Callan, Co. Kilkenny, ,
65181VMercy College, Sligo, Co. Sligo, ,
65330MLoreto Secondary School, Coleville Rd., Clonmel, Co Tipperary,
76077OLarkin Community College, Champions Avenue, Dublin 1, ,
60491LSt Declan's College, Nephin Road, Cabra, Dublin 7,
61780ASt Marys College, St Mary's Rd, Arklow, Co Wicklow,
60420LÁrdscoil Rís, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, ,
65380ESt Mary's Secondary School, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, ,
62490TMercy Heights Secondary School, Skibbereen, Co Cork, ,
81012NScoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin, An Cheathrú Rua, Co na Gaillimhe, ,
81017ATRINITY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, BALLYMUN ROAD, DUBLIN 9, ,
71330VColáiste na Coiribe, Bothar Thuama, Gaillimh, ,
72050USt. Brendan's College, Belmullet, Co. Mayo, ,
63190MMarist College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath,
91376LSt. Kilian's Community School, Ballywaltrim, Bray, Co. Wicklow,
62320RSt Mary'S Secondary School, Convent Of Mercy, Macroom, Co. Cork,
62531HGaelcholáiste Mhuire, An Mhainistir Thuaidh, Corcaigh, ,
91310ECabinteely Community School, Cabinteely, Dublin 18, ,
76085NGealcholáiste Reachrann, Bóthar Mhainistir na Gráinsí, Domhnach Míde, Baile Atha Cliath 13,
70710DPiper's Hill College, Killashee, Naas, Co. Kildare,
76070AColáiste Ióasef, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, ,
62693KPresentation Secondary School, Ballyphehane, Cork, ,
91506VColáiste Cholmcille, College St, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal,
76101IGAELCHOLÁISTE LUIMNIGH, MEAL SIOR ANRAÍ, LUIMNEACH, ,
70081VRiversdale Community College, Blanchardstown Rd North, Dublin 15, ,
76082HAbbey Community College, Abbey Rd, Ferrybank, Waterford,
76105QColaiste Na Sionna, Banagher, Banagher, ,
60550BChanel College, Coolock Village, Malahide Road, Dublin 5,
63101KSt Pauls, Oughterard, Co Galway, ,
65490LThe Abbey School, Station Road, Co. Tipperary, ,
71761CSt Oliver's Community College, Rathmullen Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth,
76076MColaiste Chraobh Abhann, Creowen, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow,
60070KDominican College, Sion Hill, Blackrock, Co Dublin,
60310EDa La Salle College, Upper Churchtown Road, Churchtown, Dublin 14,
91406RCarndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Lifford, Co Donegal,
91511OPobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Bóthar an Spá, An Daingean, Co. Chiarraí,
70960DCoachford College, Coachford, Co Cork, ,
76078QSkerries Community College, Skerries, Co. Dublin, ,
62880JColaiste Sheosaimh, Gearrbhaile, Beál Áth na Slua, Co na Gaillimhe,
64220ASt Clements College, South Circular Road, Limerick, ,
65280AScoil Mhuire, Greenhill, Carrick-On-Suir, Co Tipperary,
60800VLoreto College, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12, ,
62200HColaiste Muire, Crosshaven, Co. Cork, ,
62470NMount St Michael, Rosscarbery, Co Cork, ,
62890MArdscoil Mhuire, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co Galway,
63451OScoil Chriost Ri, Presentation Secondary School, Borris Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois
65610SColaiste Choilm, O'Moore Street, Tulach Mhor, Co. Offaly,
60720ASaint Dominic's Secondary School, Kylemore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10,
63880OColaiste Rís, Sraid an tSéipéil, Dún Dealgan, Co Lú,
62050OÁrdscoil Uí Urmoltaigh, Droichead na Bandan, Co Chorcaí, ,
62861FSt Columbas College, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, ,
64240GSt Munchin's College, Corbally, Limerick, ,
81016VEast Glendalough School, Station Road, Wicklow Town, ,
72241ESt Paul's Community College, Browne's Road, Waterford City, ,
61120ESt Mary's Academy CBS, Station Rd, Carlow, ,
64620QMount St Michael, Convent of Mercy, Claremorris, Co Mayo,
76065HColáiste Cois Life, Gleann an Ghrífín, Leamhcán, Co Átha Cliath,
60891EJesus and Mary College, Our Lady's Grove, Goatstown Road, Dublin 14,
63910USt Louis Secondary School, Dun Lughaidh, Dundalk, Co Louth,
70730JArdscoil Rath Iomgháin, Rathangan, Co Kildare, ,
63300QWilson's Hospital School, Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, ,
64750GPatrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, ,
81005QSt Aidans Comprehensive School, Cootehill, Co Cavan, ,
91335UTallaght Community School, Balrothery, Tallaght, Dublin 24,
91427CHeywood Community School, Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois,
91497ACashel Community School, Dualla Road, Cashel, Co Tipperary,
64700ORice College, Castlebar Road, Westport, Co Mayo,
91360TCommunity School, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, ,
71960ICommunity College Dunshaughlin, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, ,
62260CColáiste Cholmáin, Mainistir Fhearmuí, Co Chorcai, ,
63550QF.C.J. Secondary School, Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford,
91500JLoreto Community School, Milford, Co Donegal, ,
70910LSt. Brogan's College, Bandon, Kilbrogan, Bandon, Co Cork,
70810HAvondale Community College, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, ,
60731FSt Dominics College, Cabra, Dublin 7, ,
81008WAshton School, Blackrock Road, Cork, ,
91339FHartstown Community School, Clonsilla, Dublin 15, ,
91494RSt Louis Community School, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo, ,
91495TAshbourne Community School, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co Meath,
76086PMARIA IMMACULATA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Dunmanway, Co Cork, ,
70100WColáiste Chilliain, Bóthar Nangor, Cluain Dolcáin, Baile Atha Cliath 22,
70691CConfey Community College, Confey, Leixlip, Co Kildare,
72370PBorrisokane Community College, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, ,
60342RColaiste Eanna, Ballyroan, Dublin16, ,
64630TJesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co Mayo,
64970UPresentation Secondary School, Cannon Street, Waterford, ,
65470FUrsuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ,
60770PSt Mary's Secondary School, Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, Dublin 11,
62180EColáiste Muire, Bishop's St, Cobh, Co Cork,
64410FEureka Secondary School, Kells, Co. Meath, ,


64590KSt Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar, Co Mayo, ,
61691BScoil Dara, Church St, Kilcock, Co Kildare,
62691GRegina Mundi College, Douglas Road, Cork, ,
65100SScoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co Roscommon, ,
91513SPobalscoil na Tríonóide, Frogmore, Youghal, Co. Cork,
71102ISchull Community College, Colla Road, Schull, Co Cork,
60041DColáiste Eoin, Baile an Bhóthair, Bóthair Stigh Lorgan, Co Atha Cliath,
62330UPatrician Academy, Mallow, Co Cork, ,
62830RSt Eunan's College, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, ,
63710MMercy Secondary School, Ballymahon, Co Longford, ,
65620VSacred Heart Secondary School, Daingean Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly,
91396RDouglas Community School, Clermont Avenue, Douglas, Cork,
64520MSt. Mary's Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Ballina, Co Mayo,
65090SScoil Muire gan Smal, Convent of Mercy, Roscommon Town, ,
91412MScoil Phobail, Clifden, Co Galway, ,
91505TSt Wolstan's Community School, Ballymakeely, Clane Rd, Celbridge, Co Kildare
91512QSt Attracta's Community School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, ,
60380CSanta Sabina Dominican College, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13,
60700RScoil Chaitriona, Bóthar Mobhí, Glasnaíon, Ath Cliath 9,
62170BSacred Heart Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork,
91491LSt.Brendan's Community School, Birr, Co Offaly, ,
72171JLargy College, Analore Rd, Clones, Co Monaghan,
60092UClonkeen College, Clonkeen Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin,
63090IHoly Rosary College, Mountbellew, Co Galway, ,
63610IGood Counsel College, New Ross, Co Wexford, ,
91407TRosses Community School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal, ,
70330QColáiste Dhúlaigh, Barryscourt Road, Coolock, Dublin 17,
60042FColáiste Íosagáin, Bóthar Stigh Lorgan, Baile an Bhóthair, Co Átha Cliath,
61860VDominican College, Wicklow, Co. Wicklow, ,
61590SPresentation Secondary School, Loughboy, Kilkenny, ,
63661CPresentation Secondary School, Grogan's Road, Wexford, Co. Wexford,
62301NColaiste An Phiarsaigh, Gleann Maghair, Corcaigh, ,
64820BSt. Louis Secondary School, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, ,
91302FPhobailscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, ,
76062BCastleknock Community College, Carpenterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15,
60290BSt Pauls College, Sybil Hill, Raheny, Dublin 5,
60890CSt Louis High School, Charleville Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6,
61560JSt Kieran's College, Secondary School, College Rd, Kilkenny,
62270FLoreto Secondary School, Fermoy, Co Cork, ,
64580HSt. Geralds College, Newport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo,
65170QSummerhill College, Sligo, Co. Sligo, ,
61800DPresentation College, Putland Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow,
62350DSt Mary's Secondary School, Convent Of Mercy, Mallow, Co Cork,
63310TSt Joseph's Secondary School, Rochfortbridge, Co. Westmeath, ,
91502NJohn The Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick, ,
64260MLaurel Hill Secondary School FCJ, Laurel Hill, South Circular Road, Limerick,
62061TColáiste Na Toirbhirte, Árd Aoibhinn, Bandon, Co Cork,
62140PSt Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, ,
62870GPresentation College, Athenry, Co Galway, ,
64710RSacred Heart School, Westport, Co Mayo, ,
65180TUrsuline College, Finisklin, Sligo, ,
65450WC.B.S. Thurles, O'Donovan Rossa St, Thurles, Co Tipperary,
91342RPobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, ,
76064FGlanmire Community College, Glanmire, Co. Cork, ,
64950ODe La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford, ,
70950AClonakilty Community College, Clonakilty, Co Cork, ,
70140LFirhouse Community College, Firhouse Road, Dublin 24, ,
61682AHoly Family Secondary School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, ,
70041JCollinstown Park Community College, Neilstown Rd., Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
64890WSt Augustines College, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co Waterford,
70790EColáiste Bhríde Carnew, Carnew, Co.Wicklow, ,
60050EOatlands College, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin, ,
71950FSt Peter's College, Dunboyne, Co. Meath, ,
60840KMaryfield College, Glandore Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9,
63210POur Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co Westmeath,
61730IColáiste Naomh Mhuire, Convent Of Mercy, Sallins Rd., Naas, Co Kildare
63650USt Peter's College, Secondary School, Summerhill, Wexford,
63850FOur Ladys College, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co Louth,
76099BColáiste Chill Mhantáin, WICKLOW, CO WICKLOW, ,
61550GMeánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí, Sráid Shéamais, Cill Channaigh, ,
62380MSt Mary's High School, Midleton, Co Cork, ,
76060UDavitt College, Springfield, Castlebar, ,
72230WSt Declan's Community College, Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, ,
62640MSt. Angela's College, St. Patrick's Hill, Cork, ,
64760JSt Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, ,
76104ODonabate Community College, Olive Laffoy, Principal, Donabate Community College, Portrane Road, Dona
60750JHoly Faith Secondary School, 1 Belgrove Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3,
91372DScoil Mhuire Community School, Clane, Naas, Co Kildare,
61710CMeánscoil Iognáid Ris, Naas, Co Kildare, ,
91499EKinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co Cork, ,
62661UMount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork, ,
64201TArdscoil Ris, North Circular Rd, Limerick, ,
65460CPresentation Secondary School, Thurles, Co Tipperary, ,
60122DColáiste Bríde, New Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22,
62360GChristian Brothers Secondary School, Castleredmond, Midleton, Co Cork,
91509EBLACKWATER COMMUNITY SCHOOL, Ballyanchor Road, Lismore, Co Waterford,
61580PLoreto Secondary School, Granges Road, Kilkenny, ,
62560OColáiste Chríost Rí, Capwell Road, Cork, ,
60562ITempleogue College, Templeville Road, Dublin 6W, ,
60261RSt Benildus College, Upper Kilmacud Rd, Stillorgan, Blackrock, Co Dublin
68070EMercy Secondary School, Mounthawk,, Tralee,, Co. Kerry,
91501LMoate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co Westmeath,
91388SCarrigaline Community School, Waterpark Road, Carrigaline, Co Cork,
64810VSt. Macartan's College, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, ,
60690RDominican College, Griffith Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 9,
61690WCross And Passion College, Kilcullen, Co Kildare, ,
62970KColáiste Iognáid S.J., Br. Na Mara, Gaillimh, ,
62580UColáiste An Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Cork, ,
62840ULoreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, ,
64770MOur Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, ,


71840VColaiste Chiarain, Croom, Co. Limerick, ,
60710UDominican College, Muckross Park, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, ,
62460KSt Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown, Co Cork, ,
63660ALoreto Secondary School, Spawell Road, Wexford, Co Wexford,
91510MSt. Colmcille's Community School, Scholarstown Rd, Knocklyon, Dublin 16,
91324PPortmarnock Community School, Carrickhill Road, Portmarnock, Co Dublin,
60370WSt. Fintan's High School, Dublin Road, Sutton, Dublin 13,
61820JLoreto Secondary School, Vevay Rd, Bray, Co Wicklow,
91386OBallincollig Community School, Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co Cork,
60902GSt Pauls Secondary School, Greenhills, Dublin 12, ,
81001INewpark Comprehensive School, Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin,
70080TLucan Community College, Esker Drive, Lucan, Co Dublin,
63900RSt Vincent's Secondary School, Seatown Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth,
91492NGorey Community School, Esmonde Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford,
71101GSt Aidan's Community College, Ballincolly, Dublin Hill, Cork,
60300BManor House School, Watermill Road, Raheny, Dublin 5,
61140KSt. Leo's College, Dublin Road, Carlow, ,
81014RCrescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle Rd, Dooradoyle, Limerick,
76073GCastletroy College, Newtown, Castletroy, Co Limerick,
60860QOur Ladys School, Templeogue Rd, Terenure, Dublin 6W,
70700AMaynooth Post Primary School, Moyglare Rd, Maynooth, Co Kildare,
81002KMount Temple Comprehensive School, Malahide Road, Dublin 3, ,
60263VSt Josephs College, Lucan, Co Dublin, ,
64990DSt Angela's Ursuline Convent, Ursuline Convent, Waterford, ,
62692IChrist King Girls' Secondary School, Half Moon Lane, South Douglas Road, Cork,
60010PLoreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, ,
91325RMalahide Community School, Broomfield, Malahide, Co. Dublin,
71103KColáiste Choilm, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, ,

Teacher Training Provision

 293. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn the number of primary school teachers who participated in summer training schemes in 2011/12; the amount of days in lieu awarded to PS teachers who partook in these summer schools and the amount spent by the DES in providing temporary cover for those teachers who had received time in lieu.  [37316/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Under Rule 58 of the Rules for National Schools, teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) days on attendance of summer courses which are approved by my Department. On completing such a course a teacher receives a Certificate of Completion which they can submit to their Board of Management and arrange to avail of their EPV days with their Board during the following year. When a teacher takes an EPV day the School Principal makes a return to my Department on the On-Line Claim System (OLCS) indicating that the teacher has availed of an EPV day.

In 2011/12 a total of 27,697 primary school teachers participated in approved summer courses. The number of EPV days recorded on the OLCS for the 2012/13 school year was 53,830. There are no substitution costs incurred by the Department in the provision of EPV days.

Minimum School Entry Age

 294. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien Information on Jonathan O'Brien Zoom on Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn if he has discussed with Minister for Education in Northern Ireland the possibility of standardising the minimum age for when primary school students in both jurisdictions are eligible to transfer to post-primary school.  [37317/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn My Department and the Department of Education, Northern Ireland take forward co-operation and joint action in education by co-ordinating and developing, within the North South Ministerial Council framework, common policies in the four designated areas of co-operation: special education needs, educational underachievement, teacher mobility and school, youth and teacher exchanges. The subject of standardisation of minimum school entry age in both jurisdictions has not come up for dicsussion in this context.

School Enrolments

 295. Deputy Michael McGrath Information on Michael McGrath Zoom on Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn his plans to make changes to school enrolment policies at primary level; if the proposed changes will have a lead in period in terms of their implementation; when he expects legislation to be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [37332/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn As the Deputy will be aware, I recently published a draft General Scheme for an Education (Admission to Schools) Bill, 2013 as well as draft regulations for discussion ahead of enacting legislation. I have referred the draft General Scheme and draft regulations to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, to allow a full public discussion of the proposed legislative framework, including inputs from parents and the education partners. I hope the Committee will give this early consideration so that we can proceed to the next stage of legislation as soon as possible.

In bringing forward these proposals, my policy objective is to ensure that every child is treated fairly and that the way in which schools decide on applications is structured, fair and transparent. As the Bill and the Regulations are published in draft form, they will also be subject to a lot of detailed scrutiny before becoming law. I will be reflecting carefully on the views expressed in the consultation process to ensure they strike the right balance between school autonomy and fairness in our education system.

Residential Institutions Issues

 296. Deputy Clare Daly Information on Clare Daly Zoom on Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn his views on the operation of a group (details supplied) to help the survivors of industrial schools; the amount of State funds that have been given to this group; the audits or checks have been carried out on its activities, and the steps that are open to survivors who are not satisfied with the operation of this group.  [37342/13]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn My Department has provided funding to a number of groups, including Right of Place, to provide an information and referral service, since 2001. Up to the end of 2012, the overall cost in relation to this organisation is €1.198m, which includes the cost of the associated co-ordinator.

The funding is channelled through the City of Cork VEC and expenditure of these funds has been monitored by a co-ordinator engaged by the VEC on behalf of the Department until May 2013. My Department continues to monitor the expenditure of this organisation and receipts are provided along with the annual accounts of the organisation.

In addition to my Department's funding, this organisation also receives funding from the Health Service Executive. As advocated by the Comptroller and Auditor General in his Special Report No. 74 of September 2010, my Department liaises with the HSE to ensure a coordinated approach to its funding and that no duplication of funding arises.

In the wider context, I previously announced that as responsibility for information for survivors will be taken on by the Statutory Fund, funding of Survivor Groups by my Department will cease. As a consequence, all Survivor Group funding will cease with effect from 31st December 2013.


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