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Despite numerous requests and consultations about the dangerous situation of damage to the dunes at Portrane there is still no action or plan to tackle the issue.  Inaction by government and council may cost people their homes, they both need to step up and take some responsibility. 

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the steps he has taken to ensure that Fingal county council using available funds is acting to prevent further damage to dunes at Portrane, County Dublin.

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his strategy for preventing the destruction of homes at risk due to coastal erosion in particular in relation to coastal damage at Portrane, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

– Clare Daly TD

REPLY

I am very aware of the problems that coastal communities face in dealing with the erosion of soft coastline particularly given the severe weather events we have experienced in this country in recent years. I am aware from my recent visit to Donegal the issues associated with erosion of soft coastal defences. I can assure the Deputy that work is being carried out to address the problem at both a strategic level and through the local authorities responding to localised coastal erosion issues.
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Justice

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Dáil Debates, Justice, Oral Questions

Agriculture/Animal Welfare, Dáil Issues, Oral Questions

Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions

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For Oral Answer on : 25/10/2017

Question Number(s): 60 Question Reference(s): 44810/17

Department: Education and Skills

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QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the strategy his department is adopting to address the deficit of primary school places in west Swords; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

REPLY

In order to plan for school provision, the demographic data for the Swords school planning area, as with other school planning areas nationwide, is being kept under ongoing review by my Department to take account of updated child benefit data and updated enrolment data.  It is anticipated that decisions based on these exercises will be announced before year end.

As the Deputy is aware, there are a total of 11 schools enrolling junior infant classes serving the Swords area, comprising 8 Catholic schools, one Gaelscoil, one Educate Together school and one Church of Ireland school. My Department is aware of the pressure on school places in recent years in the Swords school planning area. In that regard, my Department will be making contact with the patrons of the schools concerned in relation to the expected enrolment position in each school and with the aim of ensuring that there is adequate accommodation to cater for the demand for places in September 2018.

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For Oral Answer on : 25/10/2017

Question Number(s): 69 Question Reference(s): 44811/17

Department: Education and Skills

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QUESTION

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the review of the criteria into Caranua will be completed; and when the results of that review will be made available to the Houses of the Oireachtas.
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