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Clare submitted a question to the Minister on his plans to consult with survivors of abuse in residential industrial schools to develop a survivor-led strategy to provide support for those survivors who need more help and a question on locating a premises for Malahide/Portmarnock Educate together. Unfortunately her questions were not selected from the lottery for debate, but you can read the Minister’s responses below.

For Oral Answer on : 06/12/2017
Question Number(s): 52 Question Reference(s): 51991/17
Department: Education and Skills

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills his plans to facilitate requests for consultation talks with survivors of residential industrial schools in order to develop a survivor lead strategy to provide support for those survivors that are looking for more help; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


At a recent meeting with survivors, I expressed a willingness to have a series of consultation meetings around the country, led by and for survivors of institutional abuse.  The purpose of these meetings will be to enable survivors to reflect on their experiences, the State’s response to the issue of institutional abuse and to make any recommendations they wish to make.   The detail of how this can happen is being worked out and Department officials are in contact with survivors.
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Local Issues, Oral Questions, Public Expenditure

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


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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