Dáil Éireann - Volume 471 - 14 November, 1996
Written Answers. - National School Principals.
Ms O'Donnell Ms O'Donnell
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]
Miss Quill Miss Quill
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) Niamh Bhreathnach
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.
 The following is the statement:
Dáil Éireann 471 Written Answers. National School Principals.