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School Funding

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 19 May 2016

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ceisteanna (104)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

104. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will approve an increase in funding offered to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare given the increase in costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11135/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I am aware of the impact budgetary decisions taken in our economic crisis have had on capitation and related grants to our primary schools.

I do recognise the need to improve capitation funding for primary schools having regard to the reductions that were necessary over the recent years.

In 2015 the first increase in education spending was secured in recent years and a further increase in education spending was achieved in 2016.

I am determined to continue pressing the case for increased investment, including grant funding in education.

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