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Written Answers - School Staffing

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 222.  Deputy Derek Nolan Information on Derek Nolan Zoom on Derek Nolan  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  further to Parliamentary Question No. 84, if whistle blowers can be facilitated with respect to reporting appointments of retired teachers; as set out in Circular 0031/2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23858/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn Under Circular 31/2011 each principal must report to his or her board of management on a regular basis on the fact that a list of unemployed registered teachers is being maintained, and the circumstances in which he or she has had to engage a registered teacher in receipt of a pension under a public service pension scheme or an unregistered person. Records relating to recruitment and appointment must be made available by the school for inspection by the Department and a copy of such a record must be furnished to the Department upon a request being made for this. My Department is monitoring the appointment of retired teachers on an ongoing basis.

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