Education

SUSI APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/20

29 October 2019

Online applications for a student grant in the 2019/20 academic year close on Friday 1st November 2019. All students who still wish to apply for a student grant in academic year 2019/20 should be aware of this closing date. If a student has started an application but not yet completed it, they should do so … Continue reading SUSI Applications for 2019/20

PLAY IT AGAIN – RE-HOMING INSTRUMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

22 October 2019

Fingal County Council is participating in ReUse month this October by collecting unwanted instruments and pairing them with organisations that need them. ReUse month gives everyone a chance to be creative in our thinking and to identify any opportunities for ReUsing materials that might otherwise be disposed of. At Fingal Recycling centres at Estuary Swords … Continue reading Play It Again – Re-Homing Instruments in the Community

DUNBOYNE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION

18 October 2019

This week I questioned the Minister for Education about when Dunboyne College of Further Education can expect the construction of their new home to begin, and more generally, about the lack of provision for further education and the limited number of PLC courses available to those living in the Dunboyne and Dublin 15 areas. You … Continue reading Dunboyne College of Further Education

UPDATE: PELLETSTOWN EDUCATE TOGETHER NATIONAL SCHOOL

18 October 2019

This morning, I visited Pelletstown ETNS and met with representatives of both the School and parents. We had a long discussion in respect of how to progress the building of the permanent school. I raised this matter in the Dáil earlier this week with the Minister for Education and you can read the Minister’s full … Continue reading Update: Pelletstown Educate Together National School

MOTION ON SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION

27 September 2019

This week in the Dáil, I spoke on a motion on special needs education. A summary of my contribution can be read below. The video of my contribution can also be viewed below. I owe a degree of thanks to the parents of Dublin West who over the past year have mounted a series of … Continue reading Motion On Special Needs Education

FINGAL LIBRARIES WRITE TIME FESTIVAL

29 August 2019

The fourth annual Write Time Festival organised by Fingal Libraries has been launched and will celebrate the written and spoken word in Fingal. Libraries will host free workshops and talks throughout the month of September to spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Admission is free to all events, but booking is essential. To reserve a … Continue reading Fingal Libraries Write Time Festival

UPDATE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION

24 July 2019

Edmund Rice College I questioned the Minister for Education about the progress on the acquisition of the Phoenix Park Racecouse site for Edmund Rice College and when he expected construction of the new permanent school building to commence. In reponse, the Minister replied: “The first step in the process will be the application for planning … Continue reading Update on School Construction

SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR DUBLIN 7

24 July 2019

There is a need to extend the provision of co-educational, multi-denominational education in the Dublin 7 area. At Pelletstown and Ashtown, 3,000 units of housing have been built in the past ten to fifteen years.  There is one primary school but there is no secondary school for the families who make up a large proportion … Continue reading Secondary School for Dublin 7

UPDATE ON SPECIAL SCHOOL

24 July 2019

I questioned the Minister for Education about the progress on establishing a new school in Dublin West for the provision of autism specific education. It is important for the families involved and the students themselves to know that they will have a school place come September. The Minister in his reply said: “Dublin and Dun … Continue reading Update on Special School

SUMMER ECONOMIC STATEMENT DEVOID OF DETAIL ON DISORDERLY BREXIT BUDGET PLAN

25 June 2019

Labour Finance spokesperson Joan Burton has criticised the Summer Economic Statement for being devoid of detail on what approach the Government will take in the event of a no deal Brexit on 31st October as it doesn’t include any detail of what additional spending may be required, or what EU funding has been secured to … Continue reading Summer Economic Statement Devoid of Detail on Disorderly Brexit Budget Plan