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ACTION NEEDED ON AUTISM SPECIFIC SCHOOL FOR DUBLIN 15

19 February 2019

A survey of Primary and Secondary School Principals in Dublin 15 by a group of parents and professionals campaigning for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Specific School has confirmed what parents already knew, that the educational and developmental needs of some of the most vulnerable children are not being met in ASD classes in mainstream … Continue reading Action Needed on Autism Specific School for Dublin 15

PROPOSED ROYAL CANAL URBAN GREENWAY

18 February 2019

Fingal County Council has recently announced plans to develop an Urban Greenway along the Royal Canal that would serve Castleknock, Blanchardstown, Clonsilla, Coolmine and the wider Dublin 15 area. The Urban Greenway would aim to protect and enhance the existing environment along the canal, and would offer an attractive alternative transport choice for local school children and … Continue reading Proposed Royal Canal Urban Greenway

ADDITIONAL PREFAB ACCOMMODATION AT PELLETSTOWN EDUCATION TOGETHER NS

15 February 2019

At a recent meeting of Pelletstown Educate Together National School, I undertook to the parents and teachers that were present at the very pack meeting that I would raise the urgent need to obtain additional prefabs on the current temporary site of school before the next academic year in September. Pelletstown Educate Together National School … Continue reading Additional Prefab Accommodation at Pelletstown Education Together NS

DAIL EIREANN DEBATE – REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND SKILLS: MOTION

1 February 2019

Speaking recently in the Dail on the ‘Report on Training and Supports for Providers of Special Needs Education and Education in DEIS Schools,’ Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, thanked the Joint Committee on Education and Skills for producing this very valuable report, and commended all the people who work in special needs schools … Continue reading Dail Eireann Debate – Report of Joint Committee on Education and Skills: Motion

INTRODUCTION OF BILL TO PROVIDE LEGAL CERTAINTY FOR INFORMAL ADOPTIONS

31 January 2019

Labour TD for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has introduced in the Dáil her Informal Adoptions (Regularisation) Bill 2019, which if passed into law would provide legal certainty following the illegal registration of informal adoptions where a false birth certificate was issued. Introducing the Bill, Deputy Burton said: “Adoption was first introduced to Ireland and regulated … Continue reading Introduction of Bill to Provide Legal Certainty for Informal Adoptions

BARNHILL LOCAL AREA PLAN SUBMISSION – JOAN BURTON TD

20 December 2018

Introduction: The proposed Barnhill/Barberstown development is situated at on the edge of the green belt area between Clonsilla, Dublin 15 and Lucan. It is important therefore, that as the area develops the council should take the maximum opportunity to implement a green, environmentally friendly approach. In particular the proposed housing development should ensure a green … Continue reading Barnhill Local Area Plan Submission – Joan Burton TD

GOOD WISHES THIS CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

19 December 2018

Painting “Snow Scene” by the patients of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown

MINISTERS’ REPLIES TO PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS ON HEALTH & CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

12 December 2018

For Written Answer on : 11/12/2018 Question Number(s): 275 Question Reference(s): 51511/18 Department: Health Asked by: Joan Burton T.D. ______________________________________________ QUESTION To ask the Minister for Health the length of time children are waiting for speech therapy and occupational therapy services after assessment for developmental language disorder a nationally; the comparable length of time for the Dublin 15 area; the … Continue reading Ministers’ Replies to Parliamentary Questions on Health & Children and Youth Affairs

BRIEFING PAPER: SPECIAL SCHOOLS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER DESIGNATION

4 December 2018

  Introduction Information directly related to the Deputy’s queries about educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Special Schools is front-loaded. Additional information had been inserted into Appendices. A number of the Deputy’s queries are covered by sections in recent NCSE reports. Where directly relevant these sections have been repeated wholesale. The NCSE has a … Continue reading Briefing Paper: Special Schools with Autism Spectrum Disorder designation

BUS CONNECTS – BUS CORRIDOR INFORMATION SESSION

30 November 2018

As you are aware, BusConnects is a major investment programme to improve public transport in Dublin. It aims to overhaul the current bus system through a 10 year integrated programme of integrated actions to deliver a more efficient, reliable and better bus system for more people.  As part of this programme, the Core Bus Corridors … Continue reading BUS CONNECTS – BUS CORRIDOR INFORMATION SESSION