Non Personal Requests Q4 2019

Summary of Non-Personal Requests submitted to the Department of Education and Skills in Quarter 4, 2019

Request   ID

Category

Decision Date

Decision Made

Summary

2019/DES-FOI-2019-0282

Business/Interest Group

21/10/2019

Part-Granted

Correspondence   regards Allowances for Apprenticeships and Bursaries for Female Apprenticeships from 2016 - to date in 2019

DES-FOI-2019-0299

Journalist

01/10/2019

Refused

Copy of the draft indemnity circulated by the Congregations for consideration by DES

DES-FOI-2019-0300

Journalist

03/10/2019

Refused

Copy of A submission by CORI to Mr Tom Boland, Director of Strategic Policy and Legal Adviser, and/or any official in DES between 01/05/1999 - 30/04/2000, in relation to the setting the terms of reference of the Laffoy Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse.

DES-FOI-2019-0304

Other

03/10/2019

Part-Granted

Correspondence relating to the provision of gender neutral toilets for secondary schools and primary schools

DES-FOI-2019-0344

Business/Interest Group

25/10/2019

Granted

Copies of letters from Brian Lynch and Associates solicitors dated February 2015 to   Mr. Sean O' Foghlú, Secretary General and records that were created by or for   DES arising out of these letters.

DES-FOI-2019-0349

Other

01/10/2019

Part-Granted

Correspondence pertaining to the School Bus Scheme

DES-FOI-2019-0351

Journalist

31/10/2019

Part-Granted

All   Records relating to  https://www.lobbying.ie/return/50128/national-association-of-boards-of-management-in-special-education  and All records of meetings between DES/Minister and the National Association of Boards of Management in Special Education during 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0352

Other

02/10/2019

Refused

Correspondence relating to discussions and decision to move responsibility for Youth Encounter Projects.Period sought 2006 - 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0356

Journalist

16/10/2019

Granted

The number of students who were granted exemptions from Irish since 2014, and separately, the number who went on to study a foreign language.

DES-FOI-2019-0357

Other

05/11/2019

Granted

All records relating to the Home Tuition Form and processing of Home Tuition forms/applications from January 2019 to September 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0367

Journalist

02/10/2019

Refused

The number of students, from each second-level school in the Republic of Ireland, who commenced full-time studies at a college of further education (CFE) in the Republic of Ireland in 2018

DES-FOI-2019-0368

Journalist

11/10/2019

Refused

Remedial works carried out at Letterkeny Educate Together

DES-FOI-2019-0369

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

05/12/2019

Part-Granted

All correspondence received by the Minister's Office related to the Home Tuition Grant Scheme from 01/08/2019 to the 10/09/2019

DES-FOI-2019-0370

Other

12/10/2019

Part-Granted

All records In relation to St Augustine's School, Blackrock Co. Dublin for the period 20/06/2019 to 15/09/2019

DES-FOI-2019-0378

Other

14/10/2019

Part-Granted

All Correspondence, Policy, Guidance and Agreeements, Research issued by DES to Higher Education Institutes on entering into greements with any entity based in China. The number of Chinese nationals working or studying in Irish Higher Education Institutes

DES-FOI-2019-0380

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

17/12/2019

Granted

All correspondence received by the Minister for Education from the NSCE related to Special Needs school places in South Dublin and Cork in 2019. Details of   meetings at which the provision of special needs education was discussed with the Minister for Education since February 2019.   All correspondence received by the Minister for Education between September 2018 and December 2018 related to shortages of school places for   children with special needs in the Cork and South Dublin areas.

DES-FOI-2019-0381

Journalist

26/11/2019

Refused

All correspondence concerning the negotiations, between DES and the Unions to include ASTI, TUI, INTO, ICTU to establish the Teaching Council.

DES-FOI-2019-0382

Journalist

08/10/2019

Part-Granted

A list of grants to Schools under the School Book Grant Scheme; and the purpose of the Book grant.

DES-FOI-2019-0384

Journalist

29/10/2019

Granted

All Correspondence between National College of Ireland and Mary Mitchell   O'Connor, William Beausang, Joe McHugh, and Richard Bruton, between   11/03/2019 and 27/09/2019   https://www.lobbying.ie/return/52615/national-college-of-ireland

DES-FOI-2019-0387

Journalist

31/10/2019

Granted

All Records relating to proposals to grant 'special status' to History at Junior Cert level

DES-FOI-2019-0388

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

31/10/2019

Granted

All   correspondence received by and/or sent   to Minister for Education and the NCCA regarding the place of History at Junior Cycle from the 01/08/2019 to 01/10/2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0389

Journalist

25/10/2019

Granted

Correspondence   between DES and Louth VEC or it's successor body LMETB between 01/01/2012 and  the 01/01/2015 regarding any of these topics: The provision of Irish medium post primary education in Dundalk ‘Coláiste Lú’,  The establisment or proposed establisment of an Irish medium post primary   school in Dundalk or  The sanctioning or approval of an Aonad Gaeilge at Coláiste Chú Chulainn

DES-FOI-2019-0390

Journalist

14/10/2019

Granted

How many teaching staff are / were on administrative leave, pending disciplinary investigations between 2015/16 and now. How many teaching staff were investigated and returned to post having been found not guilty In each school year between 2015/2016 and now. How many such cases have been brought to conclusion.

DES-FOI-2019-0391

Journalist

31/10/2019

Granted

All   correspondence between the Minister (or his officials) and the Rehab CEO (or officials) regarding the purchase of the five-acre Roslyn Park site in Sandymount between 2015 and 2017

DES-FOI-2019-0392

Other

01/11/2019

Part-Granted

All correspondence covering the topic of contribution to the redress scheme.   Notes of meetings between the congregation of the Christian Brothers and DES   for the period June 2018 and 30/09/2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0393

Client

05/11/2019

Deemed Refused

Records of all Parlimentary Questions referred to the NCSE from June 2018 to date.

DES-FOI-2019-0395

Journalist

05/11/2019

Part-Granted

All records held by DES regarding the building of a new school for Scoil Mhuire, Moycullen in County Galway. (received as Gaeilge)

DES-FOI-2019-0396

Journalist

07/11/2019

Part-Granted

Briefing material prepared for bi-lateral meetings between the Minister for Education   and/or DES senior officials from Assistant Secretary upwards, the Minister for Finance/Minister for Public Expenditure relating to Budget 2020 from June 2019 onwards

DES-FOI-2019-0397

Journalist

06/11/2019

Part-Granted

All   Correspondence in 2019 between DES and schools regarding schools who have declined to open special classes . All   Correspondence with schools in 2018 and 2019 between DES and schools   regarding the alleged misuse or inappropriate use of SEN resources.

DES-FOI-2019-0398

Business/Interest Group

07/11/2019

Granted

The Approval notification / file including confirmation of the exact nature and scope of the approval granted, which precipitated the press release from the   CMETB on 9 September 2019 and further claims to authorise purchase of land and funding for project.

DES-FOI-2019-0400

Business/Interest Group

11/11/2019

Granted

The name and contact details for each consultant/architect awarded a building works contract from DES for the 2018 calender year.

DES-FOI-2019-0401

Journalist

23/10/2019

Granted

The amount of money spent across DES hosting Christmas parties between November and December 2018. The items that were presented by DES to state, semi-state and foreign bodies as Christmas gifts between November and December 2018.

DES-FOI-2019-0402

Journalist

12/11/2019

Granted

1) A breakdown of the total cost of DES presence at the National Ploughing Championship 2019. 2)The number of staff deployed from DES for the event and the cost of deploying the staff with a breakdown of the expenses. 3) The cost of the DES stand at the National Ploughing Championship and breakdown of the costs.

DES-FOI-2019-0403

Business/Interest Group

11/11/2019

Granted

Documentation relating to the amalgamation of St Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Co Cavan and St   Bricin's College, Belturbet, Co Cavan and a new purposed built school in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

DES-FOI-2019-0406

Journalist

14/11/2019

Part-Granted

Minutes of DES Management Board meetings held from 12/12/2018 up to the date of processing this request. Minutes of   Minister and Management Board meetings   held since 12/12/2018 up to the date of   processing this request;

DES-FOI-2019-0407

Business/Interest Group

11/12/2019

Part-Granted

Records in relation to DES response to questions on Bus Éireann's profits from School Transport

DES-FOI-2019-0409

Other

19/11/2019

Refused

All Correspondence between officials at APO grade and above in DES and the   Department of Public Expenditure and Reform regarding funding capital projects in 2020. for the period of 01/04/2019 - 08/10/2019

DES-FOI-2019-0410

Other

13/11/2019

Refused

All  communications relating to the Amalgamation of National Schools in Tuam,   County Galway between the Minister for Education and Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, County Galway from 01/01/2017 to 21/05/2019   inclusive

DES-FOI-2019-0411

Journalist

20/11/2019

Part-Granted

Copies   of all letters/e-mails sent to the Minister for Education, or the Minister's   private secretary, from parents of primary and secondary school pupils which relate to the issue of digital devices in schools, since 01/01/2018.

DES-FOI-2019-0412

Other

14/11/2019

Refused

Copy of letter of Complaint regarding Early Intervention class in Presentation Girls School, Maynooth

DES-FOI-2019-0413

Other

14/11/2019

Refused

Copy of Parental letter(s) of Complaint regarding Early Intervention class in Presentation Girls School, Maynooth

DES-FOI-2019-0414

Journalist

21/11/2019

Refused

A copy   of DES Financial Support Services Unit's investigation into Scoil Mhuire Moycullen, known as Central School Moycullen

DES-FOI-2019-0415

Journalist

20/11/2019

Deemed Refused

All correspondence between the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, and all the   staff at GMIT in Castlebar, Co Mayo, from November 2018 - September 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0418

Other

20/11/2019

Deemed Refused

All   correspondence between Neville   McClenaghan, Head of Campus at GMIT Mayo, and the Minister for Education since his   appointment to the Mayo campus.

DES-FOI-2019-0419

Business/Interest Group

20/12/2019

Part-Granted

Records relating to the Department of Education and Bus Eireann

DES-FOI-2019-0421

Journalist

25/11/2019

Refused

All   correspondence between Western Building Systems and the Education Minister   this year.

DES-FOI-2019-0422

Journalist

20/11/2019

Granted

How many   teaching staff in County Donegal are / were on administrative leave, pending   disciplinary investigations between 2015/16 and now. How many teaching staff   in County Donegal were investigated and returned to post between 2015 and   now. In each school year between 2015/2016 and now, how many such cases in   County Donegal have been brought to a conclusion.

DES-FOI-2019-0424

Journalist

27/11/2019

Refused

All  correspondence between DES and representatives of the Catholic Church regarding the divestment of schools since January 2017 until present,   30/10/2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0426

Journalist

28/11/2019

Part-Granted

A copy of the pre-budget submission from DES to the Department of Finance ahead of Budget 2020. A copy of any cover, explanatory or accompanying letters sent by the Minister or Secretary General of DES along with the pre-budge.

DES-FOI-2019-0427

Journalist

26/11/2019

Handled outside of FOI

Copies of all invoices/receipts associated with the trip by Minister McHugh to Rome   in October.

DES-FOI-2019-0428

Other

20/11/2019

Refused

What is the criteria DES has used to approve TOEFL

DES-FOI-2019-0429

Journalist

27/11/2019

Deemed Refused

A copy   of the Memo to Cabinet (Government) in relation to the indemnity deal that was approved by the Cabinet at its last meeting on 05/06/2002

DES-FOI-2019-0431

Journalist

27/11/2019

Granted

All   correspondence between DES/Ministers and the following politicians between 14/06/2017 - 04/11/2019: Former   Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Former Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

DES-FOI-2019-0436

Other

12/12/2019

Part-Granted

A copy   of the order that was sanctioned by DES, issued to Bus Éireann on or abouts the 2nd/3rd/4th Oct 2019 which relates to bus route C5230 Enniskeane to   Bandon return

DES-FOI-2019-0441

Other

13/12/2019

Granted

A copy   of the application made by RCSI for permission to describe itself as a university in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the   Qualifications & Quality Assurance (Education & Training)   (Ammendment) Act 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0442

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

17/12/2019

Granted

Correspondence between DES/Minister and Management of DKIT from 01/01/2019 to date

DES-FOI-2019-0443

Business/Interest Group

10/12/2019

Granted

All correspondence in respect of broadband speeds in primary schools.

DES-FOI-2019-0445

Other

18/12/2019

Part-Granted

Any information between Minister Mc Hugh's office and Bus Éireann from August   2019, regarding the North Louth Cooley Carlingford School Bus route.

DES-FOI-2019-0447

Other

18/12/2019

Part-Granted

Any information between Minister Mc Hugh's office and Bus Éireann from August   2019, regarding the North Louth Cooley Carlingford School Bus route. Also,   how much money was released since September 2019 from DES to fix the school   bus routes; how much money was used;where was it used; How much was allocated to North Louth and how much was spent

DES-FOI-2019-0448

Other

18/12/2019

Part-Granted

Any information between Minister Mc Hugh's office and Bus Éireann from August 2019, regarding the North Louth Cooley Carlingford School Bus route.

DES-FOI-2019-0449

Journalist

17/12/2019

Handled outside of FOI

All   records held by, including submissions to DES from statutory agencies or  bodies under the aegis of DES in relation to the 2020 Budget and 2020   Estimates and Submissions to DES from   school management bodies in relation to the   2020 Budget and 2020 Estimates;

DES-FOI-2019-0450

Journalist

19/12/2019

Granted

All   records, including Briefing material prepared for the Minister for Education   or senior officials in relation to the decision to give history "special   core status" in the Junior Cycle. Correspondence between DES and the NCCA in relation to   the decision to give history   "special core status", from 01/09/2019 up to the date of processing   this request.

DES-FOI-2019-0451

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

17/12/2019

Granted

All   invoices in relation to spending on  make-up, cosmetics and hair styling (to include both products and services) by DES in 2019

DES-FOI-2019-0453

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

19/12/2019

Granted

All invoices associated with official entertainment and promotional events hosted by DES in 2019

DES-FOI-2019-0454

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

18/12/2019

Refused

All invoices in relation to external consultancy services procured by DES in 2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0455

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

18/12/2019

Granted

All invoices related to spending by DES   between 01/01/2019 and the present date on 1) advertisement in the print   media, national radio stations, local   radio stations and national TV; 2) advertisement in print media,   on television stations or national   radio stations that are located outside of   the country; and 3) advertisement on social media platforms

DES-FOI-2019-0458

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

06/12/2019

Request Withdrawn

All information contained in files relating to the Skerries School Planning Area   for the period from 2016 to present date.

DES-FOI-2019-0460

Journalist

19/12/2019

Refused

All   correspondence to and from special schools on the cost of insurance at these schools since the beginning of this year

DES-FOI-2019-0461

Journalist

16/12/2019

Refused

All   records held referring or relating to delays in opening Scoil Bhride in Ranelagh, Dublin due to issues surrounding garda vetting of contractors.

DES-FOI-2019-0462

Other

04/12/2019

Handled outside of FOI

A copy   of any records on the number of pupils in staff in fee-paying primary schools   for the school years to 2013/14 to 20/18/19 inclusive.

DES-FOI-2019-0463

Journalist

20/12/2019

Granted

All  Correspondence between Education and Training Boards Ireland and DES   regarding recent circulars on rules for opting out of Religion Education in   2019. Internal correspondence or briefing material prepared by or for Senior Officials from Assistant   Secretary level upwards regarding recent circulars on rules for opting   out of religious instruction / education during 2019

DES-FOI-2019-0465

Business/Interest Group

19/12/2019

Part-Granted

1) A   list of all payments made on your behalf to any supplier in a currency other   than the Euro, for the first three quarters of this calendar year. 2) A list of all receipts in a foreign currency other than the Euro, charged by you to   any customer

DES-FOI-2019-0467

Business/Interest Group

20/12/2019

Refused

Records relating to the Department of Education and Bus Eireann

DES-FOI-2019-0468

Business/Interest Group

23/12/2019

Part-Granted

Records relating to the Department of Education and Bus Eireann

DES-FOI-2019-0469

Business/Interest Group

23/12/2019

Part-Granted

Records relating to the Department of Education and Bus Eireann

DES-FOI-2019-0473

Journalist

19/12/2019

Refused

All correspondence   received from special schools in relation to insurance costs, and all   responses to same. All correspondence received from National Association of   Boards ofManagement in Special Education (NABMSE) in relation to insurance   costs, and all responses to same.The timeframe should cover the period of   01/06/2019 - 25/11/2019.

DES-FOI-2019-0476

Journalist

06/12/2019

Granted

1)   Records or briefing material relating to the commencement of the remaining   sections of the School Admissions Act created during 2019. 2) Correspondence   with school management bodies in relation to the commencement of the   remaining provisions of the School Admissions Act, created in 2019. 3)Minutes of the meetings of the Primary Education Forum since December 2018 up to the   date of processing this request.

DES-FOI-2019-0477

Journalist

17/12/2019

Granted

The number of men and women employed by DES in each of the following salary bands.Please state how many workers in each category are part-time. Employees   will be assumed to be full time otherwise.€0-24,999, €25,000-49,999   €50,000-74,999, €75,000-99,999, €100,000-124,999, €125,000-149,999,   €150,000-174,999, €175,000-199,999, €200,000-€224,999, €225,000- 249,999,   €250,000-274,999, €275,000-€299,999, €300,000 and above   

DES-FOI-2019-0482

Other

20/12/2019

Part-Granted

All correspondence and documentation within DES that led to circular 0043/2018 being issued

DES-FOI-2019-0496

Oireachtas/Public Representatives

23/12/2019

Refused

Copies of pre- budget submissions or letters from organisations with specific   requests on the subject of Budget 2020 received by DES from the following organisations: NALC