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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Further and Higher Education (13 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 429. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the estimated full-year cost of increasing funding for higher education institutions by 10%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38506/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (13 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 552. To ask the Minister for Health if he will request a review of the ban on the HSE providing treatment for pectus carinatum on the grounds that the vast majority of cases are cosmetic, to ensure that patients who are suffering from non-cosmetic effects including physical symptoms such as the case of a patient (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38555/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products (12 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 794. To ask the Minister for Health if he will investigate and his views on whether there is a supply chain issue with the supply of the prescription medication concerta XL used for the treatment of ADHD; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37071/22]

Payment of Wages (Amendment) (Tips and Gratuities) Bill 2022 [Seanad]: Second Stage (7 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I welcome the Bill, which the Labour Party will be supporting. I thank the Tánaiste for his work in respect of it. As has been said, people often take trade unionism for granted or do not understand the nature of it and what it achieves. People's interaction with trade unionism, if they familiar with it, often involves their seeing images of picket lines, protests or placards....

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: An Garda Síochána (7 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: 288. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the research that has been conducted or the representations from her Department that have been made on finding a mechanism to streamline the Garda vetting process for artists working on projects with children in order to create a clear process which protects children but eliminates necessity for multiple Garda vetting...

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: It is not in any way our intention to prolong the process. The briefing that the Minister's Department provided is very clear. It is trying to truncate the process and is trying to take simultaneous steps along the way rather than sequential steps. What we are saying here is very much that schools can prepare if it is something that needs to be utilised. The Minister has said she does not...

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 4: In page 6, line 5, after “person” to insert the following: “, such a notice shall issue no later than the 31st of March preceding the new school year and shall not be issued during the months of July and August”.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 5: In page 6, line 15, after “Minister” to insert “, following consultation with stakeholders,”.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 6: In page 6, between lines 36 and 37, to insert the following: “(4) Prior to preparing a report under subsection (2), the Council shall consult with the Minister, bodies representatives of patrons, national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations and recognised trade unions and staff associations representing teachers.”.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I moved the amendment for Deputy Ó Laoghaire.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 3: In page 5, between lines 26 and 27, to insert the following: “(2) Where, following consultation with the Minister and having regard to any information provided to the Council by the Minister in relation to any planned additional provision of education for children with special educational needs and available lands and buildings, the Council remains of the...

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I move amendment No. 1: In page 4, line 15, to delete “The” and substitute the following: “Subject to the adequate provision of resources and supports, by the Department of Education and the National Council for Special Education, the”. Due to the lack of time, I am happy to get the Minister’s response.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I am happy to hear from the Minister.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: What we are trying to express here is the reality on the ground, which is that schools do not feel supported. I must strongly make the point that the Minister of State, Deputy Madigan, saw fit to malign four schools, two of which are in my constituency and all four of which are Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools, DEIS, schools.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Actually, what the Minister of State was said was not true. Indeed, she maligned them unfairly, without any evidence. She put forward an incorrect assertion that they were not engaging with the system in terms of what was expected of them. However, it is her form to punch down on vulnerable groups. I have not had the opportunity to engage with her on-----

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I am speaking to the amendment.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Well, you have not dealt with it with me.

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: No, I am-----

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I am speaking to the amendment. I am giving call as to why I am-----

Education (Provision in Respect of Children with Special Educational Needs) Bill 2022: Committee and Remaining Stages (6 Jul 2022)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: -----so strong about pressing this amendment.

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