Dáil Éireann - Volume 471 - 14 November, 1996

Written Answers. - National School Principals.

23. Ms O'Donnell asked the Minister for Education the number of male and female principals appointed in national schools on a county basis in the year 1996; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21185/96]

51. Miss Quill asked the Minister for Education the number of male and female applicants for positions of principal teachers of national schools on a county basis in 1996; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21179/96]

Minister for Education (Ms Bhreathnach): I propose to take Questions Nos. 23 and 51 together. The information requested by the Deputies, which has been extracted from records within my Department, is in the form of a tabular statement which will be circulated in the Official Report.

The figures indicate that, while more female teachers than male teachers applied for principal posts to date this year, male teachers secured more appointments than female teachers. In addition, the figures show that the proportion of female teachers applying for principalships is small relative to the overall number of female teachers generally.

[1197] The following is the statement:

County

Applicants Male

Applicants Female

Appointed Male

Appointed Female

Dublin

73

81

14

11

Wicklow

8

11

2

1

Wexford

Kilkenny

13

25

1

4

Carlow

1

7

0

2

Tipperary

19

12

3

2

Waterford

1

1

Laois

3

1

2

Offaly

11

11

3

1

Meath

32

32

4

4

Kildare

9

8

2

1

Longford

12

12

3

1

Roscommon

8

5

3

Leitrim

2

3

1

Westmeath

9

8

1

1

Donegal

15

12

6

1

Monaghan

4

9

1

2

Louth

3

1

Cavan

2

2

1

Cork

57

75

9

11

Limerick

24

45

6

9

Clare

5

20

1

4

Kerry

28

20

3

3

Galway

18

23

5

5

Sligo

1

2

1

Mayo

21

26

4

5

Total

379

450

74

72