Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Education and Skills
Peter Mathews (Dublin South, Fine Gael)
Question 181: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the effectiveness of the financial benefits against the long term repercussions on the education system in respect of a school (details supplied) in Dublin 18; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17224/11]
Ruairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
The correspondence provided by the Deputy covers a wide range of budgetary and other measures in order to comply with the terms of the Programme for National Recovery and the EU/IMF Programme of Support for Ireland.
The focus of my Department is to ensure that we achieve the maximum from whatever resources we can make available to schools.
It is only by taking the difficult but necessary corrective action on our public finances that we can have a sustainable basis for the allocation of resources to our schools into the future.