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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 84.  Deputy Joe Higgins Information on Joe Higgins Zoom on Joe Higgins  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the schools in Dublin 15 that will be affected by the DEIS cutbacks; the number of teachers that will be lost and the locations of same; and the impact this will have on education in Dublin West. [2979/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn I announced in the house on 11th January that my Department will report to me within four weeks on the impact of the withdrawal of these posts in DEIS Band 1 and Band 2 primary schools. This report will detail the facts for each individual school affected by this measure, applying the most up to date enrolments for September 2011. In addition, the report will take account of the net effect of a range of factors on teacher allocations in these schools, for example increasing and decreasing enrolments and the reforms to the existing teacher allocations process, all of which will determine the staffing requirement for these schools for 2012/13 school year.

It is only when this report is made available to me that I will be in a position to make a decision on the final outcome for the individual schools involved and finalise and publish the staffing schedules for 2012/2013.

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