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Further Education and Training Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (28 Feb 2013)

Sandra McLellan: ...that links a number of initiatives being implemented to meet the increased demand for education and training that has resulted from rising unemployment. Its importance in overseeing funding and driving forward policy across the further education sector cannot be overstated. The establishment of SOLAS under the Further Education and Training Bill will, I hope, bring closure to one of the...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Driving Test Regulations (22 Jan 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

Patrick O'Donovan: 678. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if it is within the rules and regulations set down by the Road Safety Authority and his Department for a driving tester to recommend certain private driving instructors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2468/13]

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (19 Sep 2012)

Arthur Spring: ...sports clubs and national governing bodies; volunteer groups; registered social workers; accredited adoption bodies; care and welfare of residents in designated centres for older people; licensed driving instructors; child care in pre-school services and special care; approved mental health centres; and private security. However, vetting for individual sole traders whose profession...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications: Penalty Points System: Discussion (19 Sep 2012) See 2 other results from this debate

...deliver savings both in the courts system and in Garda enforcement. We need every available garda to be involved in enforcement on the road and not to be tied up in court. Neither the garda nor the driver wants to be in court and the judge does not need them there. The driver has made a mistake and he or she wants to correct it. In terms of speed limits, there are two actions in the...

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill 2012: Second Stage (18 Sep 2012)

Finian McGrath: ...persons. Vetting will be required for registered social workers, those working for accredited adoption bodies and in care and welfare residences and designated centres for older people, licensed driving instructors and those working in child care, special care, mental health care and private security. The Bill will not change current legislation. We must have a system that is...

Construction Contracts Bill 2010 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (20 Jun 2012)

Noel Harrington: ...sorry situation in the sector and the economy. Honest, genuine, competent and hard working contractors need not be concerned about the legislation. We already regulate taxi drivers, publicans, driving instructors, architects and others. It should not be beyond the bounds of possibility to bring people who are tempted to enter the black economy into a more regulated sector. Those who are...

Written Answers — Driving Licences: Driving Licences (12 Jun 2012)

Leo Varadkar: Under measures which I introduced last year as part of the Graduated Driver Licensing system, learner drivers in Ireland must now take a course of twelve mandatory lessons before doing the driving test. The requirements are set out in the Road Traffic (Courses of Instruction) (Learner Permit Holders) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 173 of 2011). The Regulations specify in detail the contents of...

Written Answers — Driving Licences: Driving Licences (12 Jun 2012)

Leo Varadkar: Under measures which I introduced last year as part of the Graduated Driver Licensing system, learner drivers in Ireland must now take a course of twelve mandatory lessons before doing the driving test. The requirements are set out in the Road Traffic (Courses of Instruction) (Learner Permit Holders) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 173 of 2011). The Regulations specify in detail the contents of...

Written Answers — Defence Forces Training: Defence Forces Training (17 May 2012)

Alan Shatter: .... The aim of this instruction is to apply a safe, suitable and flexible system of driver training which suits the Defence Forces operational needs while maintaining and improving current high driving standards. I am advised that the issue of safety is constantly addressed across the range of driver training syllabi currently in use within the Defence Forces. Modularised sections within...

Road Safety Education (9 May 2012)

Joe McHugh: ...We should harness this positivity. We should look at what is happening in Finland, in that country's education process, whether it is the use of simulators, having self-evaluation or even bringing driving instructors into schools. We can tease out the details but I welcome that the Minister is exploring the idea of incorporating this into the junior certificate. I look forward to his...

Written Answers — Driving Tests: Driving Tests (28 Mar 2012) See 2 other results from this answer

Derek Keating: Question 29: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention has been drawn to the fact that, under the regulations for learner drivers, many service providers driving instructors are restricted or hampered from gaining access to the log books which they are required to use because these books are only available on a download facility from the National Roads Authority...

Written Answers — Driving Tests: Driving Tests (28 Feb 2012) See 1 other result from this answer

Peter Mathews: Question 787: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding driving instructors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11351/12]

Written Answers — Driving Instruction: Driving Instruction (31 Jan 2012) See 1 other result from this answer

Finian McGrath: Question 657: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on correspondence regarding driving instructors (details supplied). [4933/12]

Written Answers — Driver Training: Driver Training (31 Jan 2012)

Leo Varadkar: Essential Driver Training (EDT), which I introduced last April, requires learner car drivers to undertake a course of compulsory lessons before taking the driving test. EDT is one of nine components in the development of a Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) system for Ireland. Taken together, these components will contribute significantly to the quality of driving on our roads, and so to road...

Written Answers — Public Service Recruitment Embargo: Public Service Recruitment Embargo (16 Nov 2011)

Brendan Howlin: ...Assistance Unit, Increased e-data. 1 HEO, 2EOs, 2 COs 5 Part Approved 09-Nov-10 3 Increased Statutory function GSOC Head of Communications 1 PO 1 Part Approved December 1 Business Critical Posts Driver Inspector of Prisons Driver 1 Approved 26-Oct-10 1 Allowance for GSOC PA CO 1 Approved 08-Nov-10 1 Minister Alan Shatter Special Advisor 1 Approved 24-Mar-11 1 Ministerial Appointment...

Road Safety (9 Nov 2011) See 2 other results from this debate

Leo Varadkar: I propose to take Questions Nos. 6 and 28 together. The question relates to the drivers' forum that informs the Road Safety Authority regarding driving instructors and driving tests. Responsibility for regulation and oversight of driving instruction rests with the Road Safety Authority, RSA. In accordance with the Road Traffic (Driving Instructors Licensing) (No. 2) Regulations 2009,...

Written Answers — Road Safety: Road Safety (25 Oct 2011) See 1 other result from this answer

Derek Keating: Question 635: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied with the present arrangements relating to the standards and requirements to be a professional driving instructor; the benefits of this new policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31167/11]

Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2011 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (5 Oct 2011)

Mattie McGrath: ...am delighted to comment on the Bill. I made many points previously in the Dáil on road traffic legislation, some of which were elaborated on when reported in the media. I do not condone drink driving and never did. Contrary to the message that went out during the debate on a previous Bill I still have concerns on the matter. I welcome the Minister's appointment, his introduction of the...

Written Answers — Social Welfare Benefits: Social Welfare Benefits (4 Oct 2011) See 1 other result from this answer

Alex White: Question 370: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the reason persons who wish to start a business as driving instructors having received the necessary qualifications from FÁS are refused the back to work enterprise allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27519/11]

Written Answers — Garda Training: Garda Training (4 Oct 2011)

Alan Shatter: An Garda Síochána has implemented a comprehensive review of its driver training programmes. This has resulted in a five (5) level suite of Competency Based Driving (CBD) courses, with each level specifically catering for the required knowledge base, skills set and the operational requirements of members undergoing the relevant training. In reverse order, the courses, course content,...

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