Bill entitled an Act to provide, having regard to the common good, for each of the following, namely, to make further provision for the education of people with disabilities, to provide that people with disabilities shall have the same right to avail of, and benefit from, appropriate education as do their peers who do not have disabilities, to assist children with disabilities to leave school with the skills necessary to participate, to the level of their capacity, in an inclusive way in the social and economic activities of society and to live independent and fulfilled lives, to provide for consultation with parents of children with disabilities in relation to the education of those children, for those purposes to establish a body to be known as an Chomhairle Náisiúnta um Oideachas Speisialta or in the English language the National Council for Special Education and to define its functions, to confer certain functions on health boards in relation to the education of people with disabilities, to enable certain decisions made in relation to the education of people with disabilities to be the subject of an appeal to an appeals board and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 19 Jul 2004

Sponsored by: Minister for Education and Science

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Dáil First Stage

    14 Jul 2003

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    14 Jul 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    23 Oct 2003

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    23 Oct 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    28 Nov 2003

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    28 Nov 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    12 May 2004

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    12 May 2004

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    26 May 2004

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    26 May 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    23 Jun 2004

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    23 Jun 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    6 Jul 2004

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    6 Jul 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    8 Jul 2004

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    8 Jul 2004

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    8 Jul 2004

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    8 Jul 2004

    Completed

  • Enacted

    19 Jul 2004

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    19 Jul 2004

    Current Stage

 

19 Jul 2004

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004

27 May 2004

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003

22 Apr 2004

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003

23 Oct 2003

As Initiated

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003

Debates

8 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Report and Final Stages.

7 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

7 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

7 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

6 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Committee Stage.

1 Jul 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

30 Jun 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

23 Jun 2004

Seanad Éireann

Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Bill 2003: Second Stage.

26 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

26 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Report Stage (Resumed).

13 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Report Stage (Resumed).

12 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Report Stage.

12 May 2004

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Order for Report Stage.

4 Feb 2004

Select Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

28 Jan 2004

Select Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

8 Jan 2004

Select Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

7 Jan 2004

Select Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Committee Stage (Resumed).

5 Jan 2004

Select Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Committee Stage.

28 Nov 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Referral to Select Committee.

28 Nov 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

13 Nov 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

6 Nov 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

23 Oct 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Second Stage.

23 Oct 2003

Dáil Éireann

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Order for Second Stage.

2 Oct 2003

Joint Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Presentations.

25 Sep 2003

Joint Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Presentations.

24 Sep 2003

Joint Committee On Education And Science

Education for Persons with Disabilities Bill 2003: Presentations.