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Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: That is not true. There is ongoing communication.

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: No school I have spoken to has had direct contact from the Department about reopening. They may have had some in the last four or five days, but up until then they had not received any contact. That is a fact based on all the schools I have spoken to, which is around 20. Staying with the reopening-----

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I would like to respond to that. If we do not have the advice, the guidelines or the instruction, I am not going to go back to principals with a half story. Next week we will have the full guidance and the publication.

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: It is quite reasonable for the Department to go back to schools and explain the process, where we are, what we are waiting for and the criteria involved. There are messages and preparations that could have happened-----

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: There are, and it is wrong to say that there is no communication with schools. The schools and school representative bodies are in constant engagement. What the Deputy said is not true because there is engagement. What I am saying here very clearly is that we will not be in a position to say what the end of August and start of September will look like until next Friday.

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Ba chóir don Aire ligean don Teachta ceist a chur.

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: I am unfortunately going to have to truncate the rest of my contribution, though I was going to come in on a few issues. First, I refer to calculated grades. Parliamentary questions that I got back today tell me two things quite clearly. If one cannot get a calculated grade, there is no other option and there is not going to be a written leaving certificate before third level admissions....

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Kathleen Funchion: I have one very specific issue to raise with the Minister and hopefully he will have time to respond. It relates to the lack of secondary school places in Kilkenny city. I have spoken to the Minister and his officials about three boys and have received a response. I have the permission of the families to raise this issue. Zach, Cathay and Abudi, all of whom attend St. Canice's primary...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I thank the Deputy for making direct contact with me on these issues as well. There is momentum now with the technological university process for the south east. There will be no question mark around the momentum in terms of the response at official level and at a financial level as well. We want to get the south east on the same plane as Technology University Dublin, Munster Technological...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: An bhfuil an Teachta Ó Laoghaire ag roinnt ama?

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: Tá mé ag roinnt le Deputies Cullinane agus Funchion. I will begin my contribution on the same subject I commenced my contribution to the previous debate we had on this area a little under two weeks ago. At that stage, I told the Minister that I felt it was not good enough that schools had had no communication on reopening from 12 March until that date. Since then, while there has...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: To be clear in regard to the public commentary around schools reopening, if the current health guidelines remain as they are we will be facing a partial reopening. If the Deputy had listened carefully to what I said in my public commentary, he would have noted that I said I am working with my officials and the public health officials in the Department of Health, who are learning all the time...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

John Lahart: My first question concerns a local issue but it could be transposed to many schools nationally. It concerns Scoil Naomh Pádraig in Ballyroan where the principal has had to write to parents to say that the existing five junior infants classes will become four classes in September because, while having 99.3% of the pupils required, they are four pupils short of getting that extra teacher....

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Regarding Deputy Lahart's question about Scoil Naomh Pádraig, the system in place has not changed because of Covid-19 because it was based on attendance on 30 September of the previous year. The school has an opportunity to appeal in June with regard to progression and potential around progression in terms of numbers for next year to see whether it meets the criteria. If it meets the...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

John McGuinness: Part of the recovery for the south east will be the approval for the technological university involving the institutes of technology in Carlow and Waterford. What action will the Minister take to ensure they conclude negotiations and resolve their issues so that they can play a central role in the recovery of our economy in that area? Will he provide the necessary finance and professional...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

James Lawless: I am glad my colleague raised the issue of higher education because in the course of the Minister's 11-page speech, universities and colleges were mentioned only once. Reference was made to the fact that they had closed and nothing further was said. I wish to return to a number of points I made six weeks ago which was the last time education was debated in the Chamber and I had the...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Aire. Anois, casaimid ar cheisteanna agus freagraí le críoch a bheith curtha le ráiteas an Aire. We turn now to questions, answers and statements. The first party to speak is Fianna Fáil which has 15 minutes. I call Deputy Thomas Byrne. An bhfuil an Teachta ag roinnt a chuid ama?

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Thomas Byrne: Táim ag roinnt mo chuid ama leis na Teachtaí Séamus Ó Laighléis, Seán Lahart agus Seán Mac Aonghusa. Tógfaidh mé seacht nóiméad agus beidh trí nóiméad ag mo chomhghleacaí, an Teachta Ó Laighléis, agus dhá nóiméad go leith ag an mbeirt Theachta eile. Gabhaim comhghairdeas leis an Teachta Ó...

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: Níl mé ann ach mar Chathaoirleach.

Covid-19 (Education and Skills): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Thomas Byrne: Tá sé ina Chathaoirleach don lá, ar aon nós. I welcome much of what the Minister said today and acknowledge that some of the suggestions made by Fianna Fáil and other parties in Dáil Éireann over the last number of weeks have, in fact, been implemented. I particularly welcome the role played by Dr. Fernando Cartwright in the process surrounding the...

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