Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Education (Amendment) Bill 2010: Second Stage (Resumed)
Charlie O'Connor (Dublin South West, Fianna Fail)
I have known her family for many years and I am from Crumlin which she skilfully represents. I have not had the opportunity to wish her well. Some of us may be retired in a more forceful manner but she has done it on her own terms and I wish her well. I hope she does not get into trouble by my saying that.
The Education (Amendment) Bill 2010 provides for direct State involvement in the establishment of primary schools and provides the framework by which VECs become patrons of primary schools. The Bill provides for the dissolution of the educational disadvantage committee and for the provision of the employment of unregistered teachers under specific conditions.
I repeat I am sharing my time equally with Deputy Michael Ahern.