Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Questions (141)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

141. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if it is possible for a person to participate in the DARE programme in a given academic year if their application is held up beyond the closing date for reasons beyond their control; his views that adding an extra year’s wait to students in this situation represents a significant additional stress; his plans to change the applications process to allow for such complexities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32535/13]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third-level admissions scheme for students with a disability. The scheme is operated by a number of higher education institutions and not by my Department. Admissions to the institutions are regulated by the institutions themselves. The Deputy may wish to contact the Irish Universities Association in this instance. Further details in relation to the DARE scheme are also available at www.accesscollege.ie.