Dáil Éireann - Volume 393 - 14 November, 1989
Written Answers. - Rules for National Schools.
Mr. Quinn Mr. Quinn
269. Mr. Quinn asked the Minister for Education the reason her Department have not published the rules for national schools since 1965; when, if at all, they will be published as currently constituted; if she will lay before Dáil Éireann a three column table which provides column by column (a) a rule which existed in the 1915 rules which has now been deleted or amended (b) the amended version of the foregoing and any new rules introduced which do not relate to the 1915 rules and (c) an explanation for the changes introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke) Mary O'Rourke
Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): I understand that the reasons the Rules for National Schools have not been comprehensively revised and published over the years relate to the complexities of the issues involved and the lack of staff resources to complete the task. The issues involved are being examined currently by the Primary Education Review Body and the Primary Curriculum Review Body. While preparatory  work has been done on a revision of the rules I intend to await the recommendations of these bodies before proceeding further. To provide a table as requested by the Deputy would take an inordinate amount of official time and I am not, therefore, in a position to supply it.
Dáil Éireann 393 Written Answers. Rules for National Schools.