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Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Eligibility (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of my Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of my...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Eligibility (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of my Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of my...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: National Training Fund (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 277 and 278 together. The National Training Fund (NTF) was established by the National Training Fund Act, 2000, as a dedicated fund to support the training of those in employment, and those seeking employment. The Act also provides for the funding of research to provide information on existing and likely future skills requirements of the economy. The...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Skills Development (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: Skillnet Ireland actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Skillnet Ireland fund groups of companies in the same region/sector, and with similar training needs, through training networks that deliver subsidised training to Irish businesses. Skillnet Ireland networks arrange relevant, cost-effective and innovative training...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Programmes (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: An Annual Student Contribution (ASC) is levied on all students attending Institutes of Technology (IoTs).  Previously this ASC was paid by FÁS/SOLAS with apprentices themselves paying the part of the contribution relating to examination fees. As part of Budget 2014, SOLAS ceased making payments to IoTs and apprentices pay the full pro rata ASC. The...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Appeals (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The School Transport...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Data (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 309 and 310 together. School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100...

Written Answers — Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: Project Ireland 2040 Implementation (11 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: The Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) is a €500 million fund established under Project Ireland 2040 and forms a key part in the delivery of the Pillar 1 goal of Future Jobs Ireland to embrace innovation and technological change. In December 2018, 27 collaborative projects were approved for funding under the first call of the DTIF. The DTIF will see investment in the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Provision (10 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the scheme is,...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Provision (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. The purpose of my Department's School Transport Scheme is, having regard to available resources, to support the transport to and from school of children who reside remote from their nearest school. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Eligibility (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of my Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Eligibility (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Fees (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. As previously outlined to...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Eligibility (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Bullying in Schools (9 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Data (3 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 117 to 126, inclusive, 131 to 165, inclusive, 175 to 178, inclusive, 180 to 188, inclusive, and 192 to 203, inclusive, together. This Government is committed to the ongoing expansion and development of our national apprenticeship system, as is evident by a year on year increase in the budget allocation. This year’s allocation for apprenticeship training...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Apprenticeship Data (3 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 127 to 130, inclusive, together. This Government is committed to the ongoing expansion and development of our national apprenticeship system, as is evident by a year on year increase in the budget allocation. This year’s allocation for apprenticeship training is €142m which represents an increase of over 16% on the 2018 allocation of...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: National Training Fund (3 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 171 and 172 together. The National Training Fund (NTF) comprises part of the overall annual expenditure ceiling for the Department of Education and Skills.  On that basis NTF spending is subject to the EU expenditure rule which as the Deputy will be aware is designed to ensure that growth in public expenditure is...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport (3 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. The purpose of my Department's School Transport Scheme is, having regard to available resources, to support the transport to and from school of children who reside remote from their nearest school. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Transport Provision (2 Jul 2019)

John Halligan: School transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department. There are currently over 117,500 children, including over 13,000 children with special educational needs, transported in over 5,000 vehicles on a daily basis to primary and post-primary schools throughout the country covering over 100 million kilometres annually. The purpose of the School...

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