Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (227)

Eugene Murphy

Question:

227. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied) will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23361/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

Under the Teaching Council Acts the Teaching Council is, since 2006, the body with statutory authority for the registration of teachers.

My Department does not have any direct involvement in the registration of teachers by the Teaching Council.

The charging of a registration fee is standard among professional regulatory bodies. The fee for initial registration with the Teaching Council is €90. The fee for renewal of registration was reduced to €65 per annum from 1 January 2013. This is substantially lower than for many other professions. The Teaching Council keeps all matters concerning registrants, such as fees, under review.