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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Minister agrees to meet Lucan schools to review prefab crisis

Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, has today raised a Special Notice Question which was agreed by the Ceann Comhairle on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’ Junior National School and Scoil Áine Naofa Senior National School.
Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School Boards and school representatives.
The following is Deputy Derek Keating’s Speaking Note from the Dáil today:
I wish to thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this very urgent matter.
Minister Cannon, as …

Press Release, Support education »

[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Derek Keating said “we must remember that it was the Fianna Fail Government of 2010 who capped the number of SNA posts and that cap had remained in place since its introduction until we in Fine Gael and our Coalition partners of Labour raised this matter in the Dáil”.

Headline, Press Release, Support education »

[21 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Keating welcomes appointment of extra staff to students’ grants agency

Fine Gael Dublin Mid West Deputy and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Education, Derek Keating, has welcomed an increase in the staffing numbers to deal with the backlog in processing third level grants which are leading to some students experiencing financial difficulties.

In the press, News, Support education »

[11 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Buttimer says roles of teachers are more flexible

Mr Keating was critical of the absence of Opposition TDs in the Dáil chamber when Mr Quinn replied to the debate

News, Support education »

[17 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Back to School Grants will be Paid says Derek Keating TD

Following an enquiry to the Dept of Social Protection Derek Keating TD confirmed the the grant will be paid automatically in Mid June to families who were similarly entitled to the grant last year. 85% of applicantions to the Dept in 2010 were successful.

General Election priorities, Support education »

[14 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]
Support education

The debate surrounding third level reform has intensified in recent months. It has focused primarily on the funding aspect of the system and has not considered the wider potential for reform in the sector. Fine Gael has put forward this Green Paper on Higher Education in a wider context.