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Colley, George

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 Nbr. 7

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Integration of Schools.

It is not and never has been my intention to integrate secondary and vocational schools. What I have in mind is that, while retaining their distinctive character, the two types of school should po...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Island Scholarships.

The incentive bonus is confined to the scheme governing the award of the Gaeltacht scholarships and is payable in respect of the first 90 girls and 60 boys who pass the examination for these schol...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - New Textbooks in Irish.

I am not aware that there is a dearth of new spelling and reading material in the Irish language for senior and middle division of national schools. The published list of texts approved for use in...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Provision of Schools.

The present school at Termon is a two-teacher school, and proposals for its replacement by a new two-room building have been under consideration in my Department in relation to general policy on s...More Button

The matter will be brought to decision very soon and if the decision entails a three-teacher school at Termon, the arrangements for providing the building will proceed.More Button

My Department will not be in a position to sanction a grant towards the cost of erecting this new school until satisfactory evidence of title to the site has been submitted by the Reverend Manager.More Button

When the grant has been sanctioned the Commissioners of Public Works will have to prepare working drawings preparatory to the invitation of tenders.More Button

I am not, therefore, in a position to say when the building of the new school will commence.More Button

The Commissioners of Public Works have accepted a tender for the erection of the new school, and they have been informed by the contractor that he will commence work on the building this week.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Kilcash (Tipperary) School.

I am aware that as there are only two classrooms in the new school building the third teacher and classes have had to be accommodated in the old school building. I am now satisfied from a forecast...More Button