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Dáil Éireann Supplementary Order Paper (Fine Gael) 28 February - 1 March 2006

Fógra i dtaobh leasú ar Thairiscint:

 Notice of amendment to Motion

 "That Dáil Éireann:

  • concerned at growing indiscipline in Ireland's schools;
  • noting the findings of the interim report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour that the disruptive behaviour in our schools included threats against teachers and their property, fighting, assault and the carrying of dangerous weapons on school property;
  • noting especially that some examples of student behaviour notified to the Task Force were of such a serious nature as to be considered criminal behaviour; and
  • accepting that the discipline problems in our schools reduce the performance of students as a whole, and lead to the potential loss of teachers from the profession;
  • calls on the Government to:
  • immediately publish the final report of the Task Force on Student Behaviour, under the Chairmanship of Maeve Martin;
  • outline its legislative response to tackling school discipline problems, in particular, its response to the difficulties posed by section 29 of the Education Act 1998; and
  • put in place specific measures to make schools good places to teach, and to learn, including the implementation of a national anti-bullying strategy."

- Olwyn Enright, Enda Kenny, Richard Bruton, Bernard Allen, Pat Breen, Paul Connaughton, Simon Coveney, Seymour Crawford, John Deasy, Jimmy Deenihan, Bernard J. Durkan, Damien English, Tom Hayes, Phil Hogan, Paul Kehoe, Padraic McCormack, Shane McEntee, Dinny McGinley, Paul McGrath, Gay Mitchell, Olivia Mitchell, Gerard Murphy, Denis Naughten, Dan Neville, Michael Noonan, Fergus O'Dowd, Jim O'Keeffe, John Perry, Michael Ring, David Stanton, Billy Timmins, Liam Twomey.


1.  To delete all words after "Dáil Éireann" and substitute the following:

  • supports the measured and focussed manner in which the Minister for Education and Science has approached the issue of student behaviour in our second level schools;
  • notes the fact that a Task Force established by the Minister has now completed its work; 
  • commends the fact that funding has been provided in 2006 to commence the implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force; and
  • notes further the Minister's intention to publish the Report and set out her intended approach to implementation in March 2006." - An tAire Oideachais agus Eolaíochta.