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Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I do not know where to start with the Minister's response. I am infuriated by it. The last paragraph, in particular, I find infuriating. I am beginning to wonder why we bother. The Minister asked for 12 months to do what she has just said she now needs to start. I stood here in November 2020 asking her to take seriously that, as a matter of basic equality, somebody's father, grandfather,...

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Question put and agreed to.

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Cuireadh an Dáil ar athló ar 5.50 p.m. go dtí 2 p.m., Dé Máirt, an 24 Bealtaine 2022. The Dáil adjourned at at 5.50 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: I thank both Deputies for their contributions on the committee report and the broader issues related to the admissions Act. It sets out important requirements on transparency that must be adhered to in schools' admissions policies. I am conscious that the Act was commenced fully only in the past academic year. Deputy Ó Murchú referred to the need to tackle disadvantage across...

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: I would like to begin by acknowledging and thanking the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science for its detailed report on the Bill, particularly noting the committee's emphasis on ensuring equity and access in the admissions policies of Irish schools. This ambition is shared by the Department, which commits to creating an education system...

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I thank Deputy Ó Ríordáin for his work on this. He has dealt with what I am going to discuss, and a lot more eloquently than I will. What we are talking about is straightforward. It is education as the great leveller, to use Deputy Ó Ríordáin's words. We are talking about ensuring that there is an equal playing field in respect of access. I welcome the fact...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Admissions (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: I reiterate to the House the Government's commitment to welcome people fleeing the war in Ukraine and seeking protection in Ireland. That welcome is extended across society. The Department's primary concern is to ensure children and young people of schoolgoing age from Ukraine are provided with appropriate educational opportunities. I acknowledge, as I did at the outset, the tremendous...

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020 Report: Motion (19 May 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move: That Dáil Éireann shall take note of the Report of the Joint Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science entitled "Report on the Detailed Scrutiny of the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2020", copies of which were laid before Dáil Éireann on 4th March, 2022. I doubt that I need all the time allotted. The...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Admissions (19 May 2022)

School Admissions

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Admissions (19 May 2022)

James O'Connor: I thank the Minister for Education for being present in the Chamber and the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this Topical Issue matter. I was extraordinarily honoured to welcome the Minister to the Cork East constituency. I wish to convey my gratitude and thanks to her and to her officials and advisers who travelled to the constituency for a very successful visit. We had an engagement with...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Admissions (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: I thank the Deputy for raising the matter. It gives me an opportunity to present the most up-to-date information to the House. I will say to the House, as I did to the Deputy personally, that it was an excellent visit to east Cork. I very much appreciated the opportunity to meet the schools and school communities on the ground and have very positive engagements. We are very appreciative...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Admissions (19 May 2022)

James O'Connor: I acknowledge the contribution that has been made. I certainly will go through it and feed that back to the schools with which we are engaging and are in discussions. I appreciate the time and effort the Minister is putting in into this. It cannot be understated how much of a challenge this is for the Civil Service. We face considerable criticism but this a very unique and new challenge...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta as an gceist agus as an deis chun freagra a thabhairt dó ó thaobh na scoile seo. I thank the Deputy for raising this matter as it provides me with the opportunity to outline to the Dáil the current position in regard to the major building project for Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin in Finglas East, Dublin 11. The project is included in my...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation (19 May 2022)

Dessie Ellis: Táim an-bhuíoch den Aire as an bhfreagra sin, ach tá rud éigin ann nach bhfuil soiléir domsa. Luaigh sí go bhféadfadh sé a bheith cúig bliana sula gcuirfear tús leis an obair sin. The appointment of a project manager is a great move forward but I am worried about the timescale for organising the design team and moving on from there. I would...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation (19 May 2022)

Norma Foley: Tuigim cé chomh deacair is a bhí sé go dtí seo agus tá a fhios agam freisin go bhfuil géarghá ann an scoil a chur chun cinn go tapa. I absolutely understand all the Deputy has outlined and I appreciate the enormous tribute that is richly deserved by the community, which has worked so hard to advance the school and promote it. Indeed, credit is due also to...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Citizens Information Services (19 May 2022)

Frank Feighan: I thank Deputy Matthews for raising this matter and I also thank him for outlining how important the Citizens Information Board is. I know myself when I was starting out in politics how very useful and necessary its advice was in my own local town. The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body with responsibility for the Citizens Information Service, CIS. The CIB provides funding to...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Citizens Information Services (19 May 2022)

Steven Matthews: An outreach office is obviously better than nothing but Wicklow town is the county town with a growing population. It is designated under the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy as a key growth town in planning. That is where we are planning to grow populations in County Wicklow, which is in Bray and in Wicklow town. The removal of this service and the suggestion that the service may...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Citizens Information Services (19 May 2022)

Frank Feighan: Again, I thank the Deputy for raising this quite complex issue. The CIB continues to work closely with the board of south Leinster CIS to support the region and to ensure that the delivery of high quality services to citizens remains a priority. I can confirm that south Leinster CIS is continuing to provide citizens information services to the citizens of Wicklow through the CIC offices...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: School Accommodation (19 May 2022)

School Accommodation

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