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Smyth, Niamh

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Special Educational Needs: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

When we speak about special educational needs, we know early intervention is critical to the success of any work done with young children. Due to the appalling waiting times that parents experienc...More Button

A survey conducted by AsIAm indicates that half of parents of children with autism have been waiting for more than a year for a suitable school place and that hundreds of children are being exclu...More Button

The fact there are no data available on the practice of reduced timetables is particularly worrying. Nobody is monitoring the issue and therefore there are no targeted resources or interventions...More Button

I disagree with much of what the Minister of State said towards the end of his contribution when he argued the HSE is rolling out sufficient schemes to provide speech and language therapy. That ...More Button

This is an opportunity to commend the work of special needs assistants, SNAs, throughout the country. They work tirelessly and are completely committed to the very special work they do. They ar...More Button

I highlight the work of the Holy Family school at Cootehill, County Cavan, which is an exemplary model of a school dealing with special education. It has had to do its work against a backdrop of...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if funding will be considered for the extension of the M3 motorway to Cavan town and the east-west link which are urgently needed in the north-west; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a child (details supplied) will have a SNA when school starts in September 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Closed-Circuit Television Systems Provision

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when the CCTV applications that were submitted in respect of towns and villages in counties Cavan and Monaghan will be approved and awarded funding.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

CLÁR Programme

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: when successful applications under 2019 CLÁR funding will be announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button