Written Answers. - Third Level Admissions.

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

1012 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of students who were admitted to higher diploma in education courses in each of the years from 1995 to 1998; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2033/99]

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table. From the academic year 1998-99, the National University of Ireland, Galway, is offering an additional higher diploma in education course through Irish.

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99*

University College DublnNUI, Dublin

163

188

210

179

University College CorkNUI, Cork

208

204

180

228

NUI Galway

184

184

202

211

(HDE Gaeilge)

39

Trinity College Dublin

107

112

113

115

NUI, Maynooth

155

153

156

166

Total

817

841

861

938

*Note: The 1998-99 figures are provisional.