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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

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Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Third Level Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to retain workable levels of pupil-teacher ratios in all schools throughout the country, primary and post-primary, private and public, religious a...More Button

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will indicate the extent to which he expects to be in a position to continue to meet the requirements in respect of resource, special needs assistants or other special needs teaching notwiths...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he has been able to avert any loss of teachers at primary and second level schools throughout the country; the extent to which he is in a position to initiate any alleviating me...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which pupil-teacher ratios at primary and second level throughout the country have been kept to the desired levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which pupil-teacher ratios at primary and second level throughout County Kildare have been kept to the desired levels; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to meet the educational needs of children with special needs at primary and second level in all areas throughout the country in both small and lar...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of places currently available in mainstream primary and second level schools for children with special needs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he has been in a position to maintain expenditure on the educational needs of children with special needs in each of the past four years to date; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which children with autism and Asperger’s or children with similar needs are likely to be facilitated in terms of their educational requirements at primary and second level throughout...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of special needs school places available throughout the country; if this is in line with requirements as set out by the school authorities; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of special needs school places available throughout County Kildare; if this is in line with requirements as set out by the school authorities; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Fee-Paying Schools

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to facilitate dialogue with the authorities in catholic and protestant fee-paying schools with a view to addressing concerns they may have arising from fears of capit...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has received communication from the authorities in catholic or protestant or fee-paying schools who are concerned with suggestions regarding possible reduction in capitation grants; and if he...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if arising from any discussions he has had with representatives of fee-paying schools, it has been found possible to address issues of mutual concern; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will facilitate meetings with representatives of catholic and protestant fee-paying schools with a view to reaching agreement on issues of mutual concern; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of schools at primary and second level throughout the country at which he has managed to replace temporary school buildings with permanent structures in each of the past two years to dat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of schools at primary and second level throughout County Kildare at which he has managed to replace temporary school buildings with permanent structures in each of the past three years t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when a school (details supplied) in County Kildare will become fully operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which the workplace educational and skills requirements continues to be monitored with a view to ensuring that students leaving second and third level are suitably skilled and equippe...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects Student Universal Support Ireland to be in a position to deal with processing of higher education grants for students within a reasonable time; if in the event of the...More Button

Third Level Participation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of incidents of school bullying including cyber bullying reported to his Department through the primary and or post-primary sectors in each of the past three years to date; the ext...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of students known to have dropped out of third level education in each of the past three years to date for whatever reason; his plans to tackle this issue in the coming year; and if he w...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has an entitlement to a non-contributory State pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Waste Water Treatment Inspections

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will clarify the basis on which Kildare County Council carried out improvements, upgrading and maintenance on a regular basis on the road serving the properties of persons (details supplied) ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will clarify the position regarding the road (details supplied) in County Kildare with particular reference to when responsibility for maintenance was undertaken by Kildare County Council in ...More Button

Prison Committals

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will clarify the basis on which the legal representatives of Kildare County Council have informed persons (details supplied) in County Kildare to the effect that rights in respect of access b...More Button

Bus Éireann Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will clarify the basis on which Kildare County Council carried out improvements, upgrading and maintenance on a regular basis on the road serving the properties of persons (details supplied) ...More Button