Dáil Éireann - Volume 461 - 13 February, 1996

Written Answers. - University Creche Facilities.

163. Mr. Kirk asked the Minister for Education the representations, if any, she has had seeking the establishment of creche facilities at any university or college around the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3202/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): I am not aware of any recent representations specifically relating to this issue. The establishment of creche facilities and other child care provisions in the universities and regional technical college-DIT sectors is a matter for the institutions themselves. I understand that a number of colleges in the university and regional technical college-DIT sectors either provide child care facilities or provide financial assistance to students in relation to child care costs in certain circumstances.