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For Written Answer on : 05/04/2022
Question Number(s): 483 Question Reference(s): 17979/22
Department: Education
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Education the number of appeals made to her Department under section 29 of the Education Act 1998 in 2020 and 2021, respectively; the number of these appeals that were upheld and the number that were denied in these respective years; and if she will make a statement on the matter.


The information requested by the Deputy is outlined in the table hereunder.

Section 29 of the Education Act 1998 provided that the outcome for appeals lodged prior to 12th November 2020 to be upheld, upheld in part or not upheld.

Section 7 of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act 2018 which commenced from 12th November 2020  provides for a section 29 Appeals hearing committee to allow, disallow or refuse to determine an appeal.

In all appeals it is open to the appellant to withdraw their appeal prior to the hearing, should they so wish.