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O'Brien, Jonathan

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


School Patronage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the programme for divestment of patronage; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I ask the Minister for an update on the divestment programme to which she has alluded.More Button

By the Minister's own admission, this has been a very frustrating process and we would all share that frustration because there is a need to move to a more pluralist education system. I very much ...More Button

I agree that people have a loyalty to their local school. Unfortunately, in some cases, students are unable to attend that local school because of section 7(3)(c) of the Equal Status Act. ...More Button

Childhood Obesity (Continued)

It is also an issue for local development plans.More Button

Special Educational Needs Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the pilot scheme for allocating special needs resources; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Will the Minister for Education and Skills give an update on the status of the pilot project?More Button

Will the Minister confirm that there was no limit to the resources for the model in the NCSE pilot project? I have been in contact with several principals who are concerned about the new model. T...More Button

Until we get the results of the pilot we will not know the potential pitfalls of the new model. Everyone agrees the old model is broken, is not fit for purpose and a new one is needed. I understo...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

I completely concur with Deputy Murphy on this issue. In Cork city, the annual fee for the workshops is €800 and, as it is €750 in north Kildare, I imagine that is an average price throughout the ...More Button

Third Level Funding (Continued)

Some 6.7% in Dublin North Central.More Button

I will await the written answer to Question No. 13 and let Deputy Broughan ask his question. It is an important issue.More Button

Teacher Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers employed in the primary and post-primary sector; the number of teachers on part-time contracts; and her plans to address the pay disparity for newly qualified teachers.More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: her plans to remove rule 68 from the school guidelines.More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will introduce an assessment regime for allocating supports under the reasonable accommodations at the certificate examinations scheme for students sitting the leaving certificate, similar t...More Button

Education Policy

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will introduce a national strategy for hunger prevention in schools; if her Department will retain responsibility for the development, implementation and monitoring of this strategy; and if ...More Button

Teacher Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will address the continued use of the JobBridge scheme to employ teachers within schools.More Button