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To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made to enact the Irish Sign Language Act 2017.
REPLY: The National Disability Inclusion Strategy 2017 – 2021 contains several commitments in respect of the development and expansion of Irish Sign Language (ISL) services for deaf citizens, as follows:
- Extension of ISL remote interpretation service;
- Resourcing of the Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) to increase the number of trained sign Language and deaf interpreters, to put a quality-assurance and registration scheme in place and to provide on-going professional training and development for interpreters;
- Legislation that will ensure that all public bodies provide ISL users with free interpretation when accessing or availing of statutory services.
As the Deputy will be aware, the Irish Sign Language Act 2017 was signed into law in December 2017 and provides for the following:-
To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality the initiatives taken or proposed by him to tackle rural crime.
As the Deputy will be aware, this Government is committed to ensuring a strong and visible police presence throughout the country in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and to deter crime.
As part of the Garda approach special targeted patrols are carried out with the assistance of Garda National Support Services against criminals who are committing crime inter-regionally. This includes a focus on the use of motorways by criminal gangs so as to disrupt and arrest those involved.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the steps being taken to accommodate 200 students from a school (details supplied) that have had to vacate a school building due to significant structural issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) Ardgillan Community College?
I wish to advise the Deputy that arrangements have been put in place by the School to accommodate all students affected as a result of the decision to close Phase 1 of the school building. Transition Year students will be accommodated within the school, while the adjacent Community Centre has made its premises available to the School while the issues with the Phase 1 building are being addressed. All students will have access to the necessary practical rooms, with access to a woodwork room being offered by a local secondary school.
For Written Answer on : 27/09/2018
Question Number(s): 88 Question Reference(s): 39151/18
Department: Education and Skills
Asked by: Clare Daly T.D.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of the development of a building project by a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) St Molaga’s School
As the Deputy is aware, a building project for the school to which she refers is included in my Department’s Capital Programme.
In that regard a technical site visit was carried out by my Department at the school’s current site with a view to developing the project brief, which is currently being finalised. My Department will continue to liaise with the school authority in respect of the project.