Summer Works Scheme Applications

Questions (59)

Dara Calleary

Question:

59. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the summer works scheme application for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; the criteria used to evaluate applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14289/14]

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The Deputy will be aware that on 20th March last I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

In the case of the school, referred to by the Deputy, my Department is liaising with the school regarding the summer works project sought in the context of the major capital project earmarked for the school.

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Questions (60)

Dara Calleary

Question:

60. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the summer works scheme application for a school (details supplied) in County Mayo; the criteria used to evaluate applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14290/14]

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The Deputy will be aware that on 20th March last I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

A second round of the scheme is expected to be announced in coming weeks. This round will cover other types of improvement works, with applications including that from the school in question, still to be assessed within available funding on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (59/2013) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Questions (61, 62)

Dara Calleary

Question:

61. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will provide an update on the summer works scheme application for a secondary school (details supplied) in County Mayo; if he will outline the criteria used to evaluate applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14291/14]

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Dara Calleary

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62. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the position regarding the summer works scheme application in respect of a school in (details supplied) in County Mayo; the criteria used to evaluate applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14301/14]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 61 and 62 together.

The Deputy will be aware that, on 20th March last, I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

A second round of the scheme is expected to be announced in coming weeks. This round will cover other types of improvement works, with applications including those from the schools referred to by the Deputy still to be assessed in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme. This Circular Letter (59/2013) is available on my Department's website www.education.ie.

Summer Works Scheme Applications

Questions (63)

Dara Calleary

Question:

63. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the expected date for the publication of successful applications for round 2 of the summer works scheme 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14302/14]

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The Deputy will be aware that on 20th March last I announced that 386 schools have been approved funding under the Summer Works scheme to undertake school improvements. This first round of funding will allow schools to carry out small and medium scale building works across three categories of projects - Gas, Electrical & Mechanical.

The assessment of applications under further categories (Categories 5 to 10) on a top down basis in accordance with the prioritisation criteria outlined in the governing Circular Letter for the Scheme is continuing. It is my intention to publish a list of successful applicants under a second round of the Scheme in the coming weeks.

Third Level Data

Questions (64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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64. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14327/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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65. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14328/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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66. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14329/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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67. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14330/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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68. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14331/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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69. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14332/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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70. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14333/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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71. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14334/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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72. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14335/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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73. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14336/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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74. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14337/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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75. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14338/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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76. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14339/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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77. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14340/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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78. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14341/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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79. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14342/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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80. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14343/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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81. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14344/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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82. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14345/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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83. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14346/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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84. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14347/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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85. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14348/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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86. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14349/14]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 to 86, inclusive, together.

Data on staffing numbers in higher education institutions is collated by the Higher Education Authority at the end of each quarter. The most recent data available is therefore in respect of the last quarter (December) in 2013. Staff numbers are reported in two categories: academic and non-academic.

The following data pertains in respect of UCC, TCD, UCG and the University of Limerick (UL) at the end of Q4 2013:

UCC : 954 Non Academic and 681 Academic staff.TCD : 1020 Non Academic and 649 Academic staff.UCG: 757 Non Academic and 715 Academic staff.UL: 465 Non Academic and 503 Academic staff.

It should be noted that non-academic staff includes a range of categories of support staff in an institution, including administrative staff. Non-academic staff are involved in student focused functions such as student admissions and registration, campus service centres, assessment and library as well as the more traditional back office functions such as ICT support, finance and payroll. The non-academic category of staff may also include support staff involved in activities related to research such as administrative support and laboratory technicians. The following table outlines the numbers of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer grade staff in these 4 institutions. Data relating to the contact hours that lecturers have with students is still being collated by the Higher Education Authority and I will arrange that this information be forwarded to the deputy as soon as its to hand.

Number of Lecturer grade staff in NUIG, UCC, UL and TCD

31st December 2013

Grade

NUIG

UCC

UL

TCD

Lecturer

391.74

426.87

310.2

336.48

Senior Lecturer

84.75

120.58

108

148.88

Clinical Lecturer

2.61

-

-

-

Part-Time Lecturer

-

-

-

15.09

Total

479.1

547.45

418.2

500.45