Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (194)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

194. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 59 of 8 May 2014, when his Department will communicate his decision to the person (details supplied) as they have not received any correspondence from his Department as of today; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22155/14]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The employer of the person to whom the Deputy refers was informed by my Department's Payroll Division on 21 March 2014 that, as the requirement for continuous service outlined in circular letter 0034/2009 had not been satisfied, a Contract of Indefinite Duration could not be awarded in this case.

The school has confirmed that the teacher was informed verbally of the decision by the school principal as the teacher is not currently employed in this school. CID refusal letters issue directly to the school and not to the individual teacher. As outlined in my response to the PQ dated 8 May, the teacher was informed that she could appeal the decision on the awarding of the CID, however no appeal was received by the specified closing date.