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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Rights of People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the right of persons with disabilities to a personal assistant; the steps he is taking to introduce same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister will be aware that in 2018, 2,535 people were in receipt of a personal assistance service. In this regard, the total number of hours was 1.6 million, which is an average of 1.73 hours...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his response but he did not say whether or not he believes in the right to personal assistance. As the Minister of State is aware, in 2017 almost 85% of people in...More Button

The protocol has not been ratified.More Button

The protocol has not been ratified.More Button

Rights of People with Disabilities (Continued)

The Minister of State does not seem to accept the figures provided by the Independent Living Movement Ireland. The reality is that the Minister of State did not legislate for the optional protocol...More Button

-----because they are not prepared to provide the finance. Three years have been wasted and the Minister of State has not delivered. I will go on the figures that I have in front of me-----More Button

-----from the Independent Living Movement Ireland and the Irish Wheelchair Association. Will the Minister of State commit to legislating under article 19 to give a right to personal assistance? W...More Button

It will be done by us.More Button

We are not ahead of Sweden.More Button

I know what the Minister of State is doing.More Button

I know what the Minister of State has done.More Button

You supported the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael agenda.More Button

The Minister of State is a lap-dog.More Button

What about the Irish Wheelchair Association?More Button

Job Losses

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of job losses to date in 2019, by county.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the mental health support services he is making available free of charge to families in emergency homeless accommodation; if these are available to all families in hubs and-or hotels and guesthouse...More Button

Central Statistics Office Data

Asked the Taoiseach: his plans to extend the key economic and social metrics employed by the CSO to indicate all aspects of the well-being of persons, along the lines being pursued in New Zealand and other jurisdictions.More Button

Defence Forces Recruitment

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: if a recruitment campaign for dentists and nurses for the Defence Forces medical corps will occur in the third quarter of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Reserve

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the number of Reserve Defence Forces personnel inducted or assigned since the reorganisation in 2012 into corps (details supplied), by individual unit, in tabular form; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Defence Forces Expenditure

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the amount provided in each of the years since 2012 for payment for Reserve Defence Forces first line and separately for the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve; the actual amount expended in th...More Button

Defence Forces Medical Services

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: if members of the Army Medical Corps in the Permanent Defence Forces and Reserve Defence Forces are subject to PHECC certification and are fully compliant; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Working Holiday Visas

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the number of working holiday authorisations granted to citizens of the United States of America that have applied through the Irish Embassy and consulates in the USA in 2017, 2018 and to date in 2...More Button

Brexit Preparations

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if there will be more Getting Brexit Ready roadshows in 2019; the cost of running each of these roadshows; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Credit Union Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: the policy of his Department and the Central Bank in relation to credit union loans and savings; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Costs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the provision of free primary education to children, including the provision of free schoolbooks and learning aids; if he will consider moving towards a free primary school system in t...More Button

Garda Transport Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of patrol cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of marked and unmarked cars assigned to each Garda station in each Garda division by station; the number of other vehicles by station in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Family Law Cases

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the status of the provision of specialist family courts and judges; his plans in this regard in the context of Budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Courts Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his views on the annual comparative Justice Scoreboard 2019 from the EU Commission in relation to the performance of the Courts Service and judicial system over the past year; and if he will make a...More Button

Fines Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons issued with a third payment option to pay a fixed charge notice since the introduction of the third payment option on 1 June 2017; the number of persons that paid the third pa...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons listed to appear before the courts for not paying a fixed charge notice relating to driving while holding a mobile phone by District Court in each of the years 2017 to 2018 an...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons listed to appear in court for not paying a fixed charge notice for speeding by District Court in each of the years 2017, 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Garda Vetting

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of gardaí by rank attached to national vetting bureau as of 1 June 2017, 1 June 2018 and 24 June 2019; the budget allocation for the bureau in 2017, 2018 and 2019, in tabular form; and i...More Button

Garda Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a competition for new Garda collision forensic investigators will be held in quarter 3 of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the need to increase medical card income thresholds for lower income families with children to ensure prompt treatment for the medical needs of all those children in view of the fact t...More Button

Hospital Consultant Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Health: the further proposals he is considering to restore salary levels for the cohort of hospital consultants employed since 2011 and in the context of budget 2020.More Button

Primary Care Centres Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the steps he is taking to ensure that all primary care centres have the necessary complement of general practitioners in view of reports that more than 20% of those centres have no practitioner; an...More Button

State Claims Agency Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the current level of claims against the HSE; the cost of these liabilities over the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Airlines Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reason his Department has issued a permit for a company (details supplied) to operate under the fifth freedom between Dublin and Madrid; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that fifth f...More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will review the decision to withdraw funding from a charity (details supplied); if Tusla funding will be reinstated to the service; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domestic Violence

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of persons who accessed domestic violence services in County Donegal by service in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Meals Programme

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her views on the provision of a hot nutritious meal to each schoolchild; if a small grant scheme for schools for this purpose will be considered in discussions on Budget 2020; and if she will make ...More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if she has established regulatory mechanisms to monitor and invigilate employment rights compliance in all publicly funded infrastructural capital projects; and if she will make a statement on the ...More Button

Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the steps he is considering in the context of the Budget Statement 2020 to ensure that every child will live in secure and affordable housing; if short and strict time limits will be brought forwar...More Button

Creative Ireland Programme

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: her views on the proposal by an organisation (details supplied) to establish a culture card or subsidy to enable every child to have access to at least one community arts or cultural opportunity ea...More Button