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Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Facilities (28 Jul 2020)

Joe McHugh: 967. To ask the Minister for Health the status of progress of the Carndonagh Community Hospital capital investment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18316/20]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cross-Border Health Initiatives (28 Jul 2020)

Joe McHugh: 1045. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider the EU cross border health directive as a vehicle in the short term for funding of amyloidosis; the time frame for the ultimate funding of amyloidosis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18906/20]

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (15 Jul 2020)

Joe McHugh: 84. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to ensure that the A5 is kept firmly on the agenda at any upcoming North-South Ministerial Council meetings; if projects funded under TEN-T, namely, the Letterkenny to Lifford N14 and the twin towns bypass, remain central to the programme for Government commitment to balanced regional development; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Sports Funding (14 Jul 2020)

Joe McHugh: 227. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if final approval will be given to a grant for a stadium (details supplied) under the large scale sporting infrastructure scheme; if the matter will be given urgent priority in view of the amount of time that the applicant has waited since the application was made and the merits of the project; and if he will make a statement on the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Student Support Schemes (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Student Support Teams play an important role in supporting the well-being of students.  The Student Support Team focus is on meeting the needs of individual students and supporting systemic change to promote social and emotional competence and wellbeing.   The National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) in my Department supports the work of schools in establishing...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs Staff (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Schools have been notified of the arrangements for the allocation of SNA support in respect of students in mainstream classes for 2020/21.  SNA allocations for special classes and special schools continue to be allocated, by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), in the normal way. There is a prescribed ratio for allocating SNAs to special classes.  ...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The Boards of Management of schools are responsible for the employment of ancillary staff.  Funding to cater for these services is made available from my Department through the Ancillary Services and Capitation Grants. It is a matter for the Board of Management of the school to determine whether the individual concerned may continue to work until 70 years of age having regard to the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: On Friday my Department published the report to Government “Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business” https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/fra mework-for-reopening-and-operating-schools.html.  The report sets out the clear ambition to develop a sustainable plan to fully reopen schools at the start of the...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: On 1May 2020, the Government published a roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society.   To assist with the development of contingency plans for the re-opening and operation of schools, including special schools, in an environment that may require social distancing and other public health requirements, my Department will be engaging with...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: On Friday my Department published the report to Government “Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business” .  The report sets out the clear ambition to develop a sustainable plan to fully reopen schools at the start of the next school year in late August/September in line with normal timeframes.   The report also sets out in...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The project to provide permanent accommodation for the school on its permanent site in Firhouse has been assigned for delivery under my Department’s Design and Build Programme and has commenced Architectural Design.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Third Level Staff (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Individual employees with queries on employment matters should be directed back to their employer and union where appropriate.  If the union wants to raise issues, there are structures within which they can do so either with the employer or with the Department.  Matters relating to industrial relations or terms and conditions are handled by the mechanisms in place to deal with...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: On the 1 May 2020, the Taoiseach announced as part of the "Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business" that schools will commence opening on a phased basis at the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic year.  On Friday my Department published the report to Government “Planning for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for reopening society and business”...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Home School Community Liaison Scheme (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) Scheme is a school-based intervention provided to DEIS schools to address the needs of all pupils/families at risk of educational disadvantage through acknowledging and developing the role of the parent as prime educator. Currently, all DEIS Urban Primary and DEIS Post Primary schools are included in the Home School Community Liaison...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Covid-19 Pandemic Supports (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I wish to advise the Deputy that decisions in relation to schools re-opening and operating will be underpinned by the ongoing Public Health advice. Engagement is underway with stakeholders in the education sector to develop contingency plans for the re-opening and operation of schools. On 12th June, 2020, my Department published a plan for reopening schools in line with the Roadmap for...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: My Department has published details of a summer programme for children with special educational needs enrolled in special schools, special classes and mainstream classes.  The programme incorporates some aspects of the July Provision of previous years.  Summer Provision 2020 – Reconnecting with Education, is a significantly expanded programme for children with complex...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Education Policy (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The vital importance of history, both national history and world history, and the study of history is central to an understanding not just of the past but also of the conditions which created the society in which we live and the many factors which influence the way people live their lives and the attitudes, both positive and negative, which exist in our society. I believe it is important that...

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs Staff (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: Schools have been notified of the arrangements for the allocation of SNA support in respect of students in mainstream classes for 2020/21.  The arrangements include the following provisions: - 2019/20 mainstream class SNA allocations will be frozen, from the date of issue of Circular 0030/2020, and will automatically rollover into the 2020/21 school year....

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Schools Building Projects (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has received a Stage 2b report from the school to which he refers.  My Department will be in contact with the school directly once its review of this report has been completed.

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: School Staff (16 Jun 2020)

Joe McHugh: The core function of the redeployment arrangements is to facilitate the redeployment of all surplus permanent teachers to other schools that have vacancies. Thereafter, schools are required under the panel arrangements to fill permanent vacancies from supplementary panels comprised of eligible fixed-term (temporary/substitute) and part-time teachers. The arrangements for panel access for...

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