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Nolan, Carol

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Direct Provision Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons who are currently in direct provision; the number of persons granted asylum over each of the past ten years; the waiting times to be granted asylum; the number of persons who ...More Button

School Textbooks Rental Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the capital and current allocation over each of the past ten years for school book rental; the number of schools that received a capital allocation to purchase books to establish a scheme; and if h...More Button

Third Level Charges

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of reducing the student contribution charge by €250, €500, €1,000, €2,000 and €3,000, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of special needs assistants required to meet projected demographic increases over the next five years; the estimated cost of providing an additional 100 SNAs; and if he will make a state...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of establishing the inclusion support service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Educational Psychological Service Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing an additional 100 NEPS psychologists; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teacher Training Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the allocation to various bodies within his Department to provide for the education and training of teachers in special education; the number of graduates of initial teacher training whereby specia...More Button

Special Educational Needs Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the low incidence proportion of the special needs allocation to schools under the new resource allocation model by 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% respectively; and if he will...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing 100 additional English as additional language posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Higher Education Authority Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing 100 higher education places for students of returning emigrants or those that came through the direct provision service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Assistance Fund

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the current allocation to the student assistance fund and the scheme for students with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Momentum Programme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the cost of providing 100 places for persons with disabilities on the momentum scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Adult Education Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the detail of the allocation to provide training places for adults with literacy problems and learning difficulties; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Modern Language Teaching

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the detail of the allocation that was made to the modern languages in primary schools programme in the last year of its existence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of teachers at second level to teach a modern foreign language; the cost of increasing this by 10%, 20% and 30%, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Computerisation Programme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of introducing a computer science curriculum at primary and secondary level, including staff and equipment, if such a programme was to be offered in all schools to all students; ...More Button

Education Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the annual cost of the active schools flag initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of introducing a well-being programme in primary schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Third Level Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing 100 additional places at higher education for subjects (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teachers' Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of restoring all teachers to the 2010 payscale; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the detail and value of all previous leadership or management allowances for teachers; the cost of restoring each to 2009 levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Reports

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of the implementation of the Ward and Cush reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the actions taken by his Department to implement the report of the forum on pluralism and patronage; the number of recommendations that are outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Croke Park Agreement

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of allowing teachers to use extra curricular activities to fulfil Croke Park hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Staff

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing one release day per week for teaching principals for schools of more than 100 pupils, 200 pupils, 300 pupils, 400 pupils, 500 pupils, respectively; and if he will ma...More Button

School Guidance Counsellors

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing one guidance counsellor per 500 pupils at secondary level on an ex-quota basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teachers' Professional Development

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the current level of funding allocated to teachers for continuous professional development; the current allocation for employment support; if funding is provided by his Department to support the we...More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of reversing the changes to the staffing schedule for small schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the pupil-teacher ratio in all DEIS schools; the cost of reducing this by one point at primary and secondary level; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of reducing the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level by one point; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

DEIS Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of extending the DEIS programme by 20% in addition to the new schools announced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grants Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the special rate of the student grant by €10, €20, €30 and €40 per week; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of reversing changes to the distance criteria in the student grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Capitation Grants

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the rate of capitation per pupil in primary schools, post-primary schools, youth reach and VLOS; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the rate of capitation by €5, €10, €15 and €20 per pupil in primary and post-primary education; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the rate of capitation for primary and post-primary schools by 5%, 10% and 15%; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Third Level Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of reducing the academic staff to student ratio at third level; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Third Level Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the core funding to institutions by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30%, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Training Fund

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the allocation to the Skillnets programme for the past five years; the number of persons that participated in the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of increasing the rate of the student grant by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing student support to part-time students, both in terms of fees and grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing maintenance grants to postgraduate students; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of enacting all provisions of the Children First legislation in the education sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Legal Cases Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of litigants who had initiated legal proceedings against the Department in respect of a claim of sex abuse in school; the number of these cases that are still before the courts; the numb...More Button

School Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the assessment by his Department of the number of prefab units being used in schools with a view to replacing these has commenced; the date on which the assessment will conclude; and if he will ...More Button

Third Level Admissions Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of students from direct provision that have been offered places in higher education through the specific pathway offered by his Department each year since it was established; the number ...More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the proposals of the NCCA in respect of the teaching of religion, ethics and beliefs; if this new model will be rolled out to all primary schools; the timeframe for the implementation ...More Button

School Patronage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the reconfiguration process of primary school patronage will be open to all patrons; the process that will be put in place to ensure that the patron selected will be in line with the wishes of l...More Button

School Enrolments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason for the decision to refuse a second stream for a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

European Court of Justice Rulings

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the estimated cost of providing all survivors of sex abuse in schools with compensation in line with the O'Keeffe ruling; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Register of Electors

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: his plans to review the electoral register (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the number of social housing units that have been built in County Offaly over each of the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Meals Programme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the estimated cost of increasing the school meals programme by 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 30% and 40% respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Staff Training

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: if her Department provides rural proofing training to officials; the number of officials that have undertaken rural proofing training; the Departments from which officials have undertaken the train...More Button

Disability Support Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of filling all vacancies in early intervention and school age disability teams; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Services Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of complaints that have been made to the disability complaints officer in relation to failure to provide an assessment within the timeframes envisaged in the Disability Act or the EPSEN ...More Button

Ambulance Service Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of private ambulances being used to service public hospitals or to provide an inter hospital service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of immediate care vehicles available in the HSE midlands region; if the HSE has considered utilising these vehicles in place of private ambulances; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of money that is currently being spent by the HSE midlands region on private ambulance operators; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Ambulance Service Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of ambulance staff over each of the past ten years; the arrangements in place to provide holiday cover for ambulance staff; the number of requests for annual leave that have been refused...More Button

Ambulance Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of money spent on private ambulances by the HSE over each of the past ten years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Tolls

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to reduce the rate of tolls in order to comply with the ruling of the European Court of Justice (details supplied); the arrangements in place for motorists to reclaim VAT on tolls; and if...More Button

School Completion Programme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the allocation to the school completion programme over each of the past ten years; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button