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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Rose Conway-Walsh: It is never too late to do the right thing. I very much welcome the review and the legislation that the Minister is proposing around this and I hope it will fix what has been broken for a long time, in particular on an individual level in terms of pushing PhD researchers into poverty. I have met so many PhD researchers over the last couple of years. They are the most modest, frugal people...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I always welcome others working with me. This legislation will have to go through pre-legislative scrutiny. It is the Government’s intention to publish legislation early in 2023 and then, to be truthful, we will be in the hands of the joint committee in terms of pre-legislative scrutiny. That pre-legislative scrutiny will be very important. Ministers often ask for it to be waived...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Disability Services

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: 95. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will detail the work that is currently being undertaken by his Department in respect of workforce planning and the future training of students in the area of disability services, particularly occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and child psychologists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59172/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I ask the Minister to detail the work that is currently being undertaken by his Department in respect of workforce planning and the future training of students in the area of disability services, particularly occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and child psychologists. I could probably have used the term "etc." at the end of that sentence. We have had discussions in this...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Disability Services (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy for raising this question and we had some engagement on it previously. When I look at the whole area of health and social care, there are 26 professions that I have come across so far in terms of the breadth of courses and professions that need to be addressed. We have to ensure there is an appropriate pipeline of suitably qualified professionals in disciplines required...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Technological Universities (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: Not that it is needed, but I offer my encouragement to the Deputy in continuing his work. There is a major vehicle for the west and the north west in the form of the ATU. There is a brilliant leadership team place, including the president, Dr. Orla Flynn, and the chair of the governing authority, Maura McNally. I was in that beautiful library on Monday last. To use the hotel as an...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (1 Dec 2022)

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (1 Dec 2022)

Catherine Connolly: The Deputy who tabled the next question is not here. If a Deputy is delayed, we will go back and take the question when they arrive.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions (1 Dec 2022)

Question No. 92 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Third Level Reform

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: 93. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the position regarding an announcement of the funding allocations being made available under PATH 4, phase 1; the institutions that have applied for this funding; if the quantum of funding will be sufficient to meet the demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59617/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: We discussed this issue at a meeting of the Joint Committee on Autism recently. I am seeking further detail on the announcement of the funding allocations to be made under PATH 4, phase 1. I wish to know the institutions that have applied for funding and whether the quantum of funding will be sufficient to meet the demand. Will the Minister make a statement on the matter?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I thank Deputy Ó Cathasaigh for the question. We initially discussed this at the Committee on Autism and I thank him for following it up further. In June, I announced €12 million in funding for a new four-year strand of PATH funding. This is funding that is directed as under-represented groups in higher education. This is known as PATH 4. Phase 1 supports the embedding of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: I thank the Minister for the answer. I want to try to dig down and understand how the funding allocation model works. The Minister stated that there is base funding, with a proportion allocated on the basis of student numbers. In regard to applying a cost-benefit analysis, €3 million in the first year is a significant amount. I want to rest assured that we are giving plenty of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I should have said that we have brought in the National Disability Authority, NDA, to evaluate these projects. I wish to thank it for doing so. The Higher Education Authority, HEA, and the NDA are evaluating these projects. Before I launched the call for funding, I met with representatives from the NDA to discuss this matter. I also met them briefly again at a conference I attended...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: I acknowledge the work that Dublin City University, DCU, has been doing in this space. Representatives from DCU also made a presentation to the joint committee. It is exciting to see the idea and principle of universal design being applied to universities and to housing and such matters. It acknowledges that these specific interventions might be of particular use to autistic people and...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Ruairi Ó Murchú: I have engaged with the Minister on this issue previously. There are many positives. As Deputy Ó Cathasaigh said, it is a matter of ensuring that best practice is employed. Universal design makes campuses more comfortable. Whether we are talking about autistic people or those with other disabilities, it is by means of universal design for learning that we can enable individuals. It...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Third Level Reform (1 Dec 2022)

Simon Harris: I agree with Deputy Ó Murchú. That is a very good summary of what we are trying to do. As Deputy Ó Cathasaigh said, having the evaluation is key to this. As we discussed in some detail at the Joint Committee on Autism, the cliff edge has moved for far too many students from getting from primary to secondary school or from getting from secondary school to third level. That...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Research Funding (1 Dec 2022)

Research Funding

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