Dáil Éireann - Volume 250 - 16 December, 1970 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Reformatory School.
Mr. O'Kennedy: With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propost to take Questions Nos. 109, 110 and 111 together.
The annual capitation grant paid to St. Anne's school, Kilmacud, in each of the past five years was as follows: 1965, £3,620; 1966, £3,930; 1967, £3,910; 1968, £4,510; 1969, £5,480.
This school was last visited in May, 1970. While inspectors' reports on all schools are of a confidential nature I can say that the report of the inspection in question was fully satisfactory. There appears to be a degree of conflict between the school authorities and the courts as to the stage at which an erring girl should be referred to St. Anne's and this matter is under investigation. I am satisfied that the school is, however, fulfilling the basic purpose for which it was originally founded.?