Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Questions (179)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

179. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will engage with a college (details supplied) in County Tipperary that wishes to provide a course for the provision of home economics teachers in view of the fact that the only course nationally is based in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28496/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department is currently considering a submission in relation to the provision of a Home Economics Programme in the Higher Education Institution (HEI) referred to by the Deputy.  

I wish to advise the Deputy that any decision made by my Department on this issue will need to take into account a number of factors including Teacher Supply and the availability of Capital Funding.  

Once the submission has been fully considered my Department will respond directly to the HEI.  It is expected that a full response will issue in the coming weeks.