Dáil Éireann - Volume 377 - 02 February, 1988
Written Answers. - Basic Literacy Difficulties.
Mr. R. Bruton Mr. R. Bruton
138. Mr. R. Bruton asked the Minister for Education the estimated number of people in the country and in the Dublin area that have basic literacy difficulties; and if she will give an indication of the trend in these figures in recent years.
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke) Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke)
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): As I indicated in the Dáil on 3 November, 1987 in reply to question No. 4 from Deputy John Bruton there are no official estimates of the level  of illiteracy in Ireland and the position has not changed since then.
Dáil Éireann 377 Written Answers. Basic Literacy Difficulties.