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Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta Ó Laoghaire. I thank the Minister for being here so late or so early on Friday morning. She will appreciate that issues with returning to school are prevalent in the concerns that have been raised with us. Many people who are at the coalface do not yet have confidence that the Minister's plan will be sufficient to address their particular needs....

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: With regard to school transport, a substantial package for school transport has been put in place. Some €11.3 million is being made available to ensure that school transport will be able to operate as it has operated. The operation of school transport is on the basis of the public health advice-----

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: Please give me a "Yes" or "No".

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: No, I want to finish on this. The school transport system is operating as indicated by the public health advice. I had a meeting last week about that and the advice is as up to date-----

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: A Cheann Comhairle, I must give way to my colleague.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy, you asked the questions. Will you let the Minister answer?

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: I asked her to give me a specific answer.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Resume your seat. You cannot dictate the answer the Minister is going to give you.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: To confirm-----

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Matt Carthy: Deputy Andrews has time, a Cheann Comhairle

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: He does not if you have taken it all. You are requiring the Minister to answer, so that is it. Minister, go ahead.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: I can confirm that substantial funding is being made available for school transport for all children who are eligible and who have paid on time. Obviously, the practice will not operate as it has in previous times. Where there is extra provision the concessionary tickets will be made available, as they have been in the past. There is no change to the procedure.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Chris Andrews: Schools will be seeking to remediate classrooms and to construct different extensions to classrooms and buildings to ensure that they open again and that the children can return. Can the provision of autism classes be included in those remediation works so children with autism can get back to school as well? There is only one autism class in the postal codes of Dublin 2, Dublin 4, Dublin 6...

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: The €75 million works programme is being made available to schools so they can identify whatever remedial works are required within the schools. There is freedom for each school to identify what those needs are and to meet them through the €75 million package that is being made available.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Chris Andrews: Can the Minister compel the schools to do this because parents of children with autism-----

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Minister, can you compel schools?

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Norma Foley: The package is being given to schools. I should also confirm that the moneys in that regard and for the aids that can be applied by schools will be available in the schools next week. Every school is asked to take the appropriate measures that are required so the school can reopen safely.

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I appreciate the Minister being here. It feels as if we are in the worst nightclub ever, spending this time together. Perhaps there should be some type of mechanism for us to interact over the month of August. I appreciate that we cannot recall the Dáil but we should find an imaginative way for Opposition Deputies and the Minister or her officials to engage in the weeks before the...

Opening of Schools and Calculated Grades: Statements (30 Jul 2020)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: We had a good debate on Tuesday evening during which we addressed some of the issues that related to the return to school and I will not go into some of them on this occasion. It was a good debate on an important issue related to the funding of education, the pupil-teacher ratio and overcrowded classrooms. I appreciate that Deputies felt the need to protest tonight over speaking time...

Adjournment of Dáil: Motion (30 Jul 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The adjournment is agreed.

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