Tuesday, 23 November 2004

Ceisteanna (422)

Eoin Ryan

Ceist:

472 Mr. Eoin Ryan asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will designate a primary school (details supplied) in the Dublin 4 area as a Dublin inner city school in view of the large number of its pupils who live in the defined inner city area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30170/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Education and Science)

My Department has been engaged in an overall review of its educational disadvantage programmes, with a view to building on what has been achieved to date, adopting a more systematic, targeted and integrated approach and strengthening the capacity of the system to meet the educational needs of disadvantaged children and young people. A decision to expand or extend any of the initiatives aimed at addressing educational disadvantage is being considered in the context of this review, the outcome of which I hope to announce shortly.