Articles posted in 'Education'

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Literacy: minister pledges reform

Stephen Donnelly (ind, Wicklow) expressed his concerns at the fall in educational standards and literacy, as recorded in the 2010 PISA results (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th May 2012, 697-8).  The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn, told him that…

Hardship from school transport charges

Martin Ferris (SF, Kerry N) raised the hardship likely to result from changes in the rules on school transport due to come in this autumn (Dail Eireann, Debates, 31st May 2011, 709-711).  The new rules introduced a charge of €50…

Traveller education

The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn, outlined to Mary-Lou McDonald (SF, Dublin C) how he planned out address the fact that only 10% of Travellers completed post-primary education (Dail Eireann, Debates, 8th June 2011, 731-2).  He explained that…

Traveller resource posts

The Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn, gave further details to Mick Wallace (ind, Wexford) of the withdrawal of resource teachers for Travellers, which will come into effect on 31st August (Dail Eireann, Debates, 4th May 2011, 391).  The…

National literacy strategy: draft due June

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, told Peadar Toibin (SF, Meath W) and Michael Moynihan (FF, Cork NW ) that he expected that the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategy would be drafted by the end of June (Dail…

Educational disadvantage: DEIS and literacy initiatives

The Minister of State at the Department of Education & Skills, Ciaran Cannon, outlined to Dara Calleary (FF, Mayo) the government’s approach in the area of educational disadvantage (Dail Eireann, Debates, 19th April 2011, 492-3).  The DEIS (Delivery Equality of…

Traveller education

The Minister for Education & Science, Ruairi Quinn, told Sean Crowe (SF, Dublin SW) that he did not intend to revisit the decision of the previous government to withdraw resource teachers for Travellers  (Dail Eireann, Debates, 24th March 2011, 544-5)). …

Cuts to Traveller services

Cuts in social services were an important focus of the Dail in January 2011.  Roisin Shortall (Lab, Dublin NW) asked about what she called the damaging impact of the cuts to Traveller education services (Dail Eireann, Debates, 27th January 2011,…

Oireachtas Brief §12 December 2010 (1) Budget 2011

Welcome to Oireachtas Brief, the information service for social justice NGOs and voluntary sector activists interested in issues of poverty and social exclusion in the Oireachtas.  Oireachtas Brief is provided by The Wheel and the European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)…