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O'Sullivan, Jan

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Child and Family Agency Data

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of children that have been brought to the attention of the child welfare and protection services and have not yet been allocated a social worker; if targets for reduction in these cases ...More Button

Like other Deputies, I want to express my concern that, unfortunately, we cannot ask the questions we should be asking today. We need time to raise the issues, particularly from the perspective of...More Button

The question I tabled is on the number of unallocated cases that have not been assigned a social worker and are under the child and welfare protection services. The target for the end of 2016 wa...More Button

Child and Family Agency Data (Continued)

I suspect that my next question is the one the Minister was just about to answer. The target figure was 60%, but what has actually been reached is 19%, which clearly is totally inadequate for the ...More Button

I wish to ask about the 24-hour service. There is a very limited service available. There is an on-call social worker whose number is available to the Garda and a very limited number of other a...More Button

In the context of the issues I mentioned at the very start, including closing cases when there is no longer perceived to be a risk, this point must be reached at some stage, but we really need to...More Button

I will pursue the other issue I raised as to how a case is closed. Is there a sign-off? Is there a management system in place, whereby it is stated a case is closed and information on it should n...More Button

Clarification of Statements made by the Taoiseach and Ministers: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

If I may, I will repeat that question to the Taoiseach and perhaps he might answer it. Maurice and Lorraine McCabe wrote a long letter yesterday explaining that they wanted a public inquiry becaus...More Button

My first question is to the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Fitzgerald. Can she answer, in whole or in part, any of those six questions in advance of the tribunal and, if ...More Button

Yes.More Button

Will the information be put into the public domain?More Button

The Tánaiste has not answered my question.More Button

Family Support Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans for the evaluation of outcomes from the ABC programme; the arrangements being made for the future funding of the work being done with vulnerable children and their families through the pr...More Button

Commencement of Legislation

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the progress which has been made in the commencement of the outstanding sections of the Children First Act 2015, particularly in relation to mandatory reporting of child abuse and child safeguardin...More Button

Asylum Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the audit undertaken to assess the skill or educational levels obtained by asylum seekers and refugees in their home country prior to registering for asylum and residency status; if she will provid...More Button

Insurance Costs

Asked the Minister for Finance: the steps he has taken to regulate the providers of car insurance here to combat the excessive premium increases being quoted over the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button