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Ahern, Dermot

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 Nbr. 5


Request to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 30.

The Minister's side was very good at it the other day.More Button

Order of Business.

It was the Taoiseach who said he would be accountable in this House, that the Government would be as transparent as a pane of glass.More Button

Accountability my eye.More Button

All we are asking for is more time.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Blackrock (Louth) Teacher Loss.

I thank the Minister of State for taking this matter but I am sorry the Minister for Education is not here. I suppose if the Minister for Education were to reply to an Adjournment Debate we would ...More Button

This issue relates to my local national school which is attended by two of my young children. The school has been thrown into turmoil as a result of decisions made by the Minister. Some time ago ...More Button

I make the case for this school because it is in an area which has an expanding population. For the last five or six years there has been an increase in enrolment. Unfortunately, this year the e...More Button

I ask the Minister of State to pass on the severe objections of the people in the locality. I attended a meeting which was called immediately after this issue came to light. There was general con...More Button

One teacher who was appointed recently had to move from the school on 1 October. This teacher was in the school for the first time and was settling in. It has caused huge disruption and six diffe...More Button

The Minister made some concessions where she originally allowed three extra teachers over the limit and has now given up to five. That does not take into account the fact that the population trend...More Button

When I left my children to the school this morning I witnessed the grave disruption there as a result of removing the teacher. The people are very annoyed because they believed that settlement of ...More Button

Written Answers. - Funding in Border Counties.

Asked the Taoiseach: the actual amounts and the percentage amounts of all funds under the aegis of his Department and of other State Departments which have been spent in the Border counties, including County Louth; if ...More Button

Written Answers. - Income Tax Rebate.

Asked the Minister for Finance: the current position regarding a rebate of income tax due to a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Homeless Person.

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) in County Louth who has been homeless in the Dundalk area over the past week; if his attention has further been drawn to t...More Button

Written Answers. - Dundalk (Louth) Housing Refurbishment.

Asked the Minister for the Environment: the current position regarding an application by Dundalk Urban District Council for the refurbishment of Ashling Park, Dundalk, County Louth; if he will give details of the exact information reques...More Button

Written Answers. - Swimming Pools.

Asked the Minister for the Environment: the amounts made available to local authorities in respect of specific swimming pools for either refurbishment or construction in each of the years 1994 and 1995; whether he has allocated any money...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Grant Aid.

Asked the Minister for Education: the current position regarding the proposed extension to De La Salle College, Dundalk, County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Grant of Passports.

Asked the Minister for Justice: the plans, if any, the Government has to amend the legislation in relation to the granting of passports associated with investments by foreign nationals; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Written Answers. - Redeployment of Gardaí.

Asked the Minister for Justice: whether Garda BSE checkpoints are to be taken from the Border area and redeployed in the Dublin area; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - LUAS.

Asked the Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications: whether he has had a special meeting with Government Oireachtas members and the Luas planning team regarding the Luas project; if so, the reason other non-Government Oireactas Members have not had ...More Button

Written Answers. - Report on Salmon Fisheries.

Asked the Minister for the Marine: the plans, if any, he has on foot of the recent task force report on salmon fisheries, particularly in regard to County Louth; if he intends to meet the various interest groups in that county; and ...More Button