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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

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Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: how he expects to update the plan for implementation of the Education For Persons with Special Educational Needs, EPSEN, Act to prioritise access for children with special needs to an individual ed...More Button

I understood this issue would be one of the key priorities in the programme for Government and it is disappointing to say the least that from what I hear from the Minister it is unlikely to happen ...More Button

Other ancillary issues arise. For example, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has provided the early child care preschool year but the children who find it the most difficult to take u...More Button

It is often the case that when adults fight with each other the children are the losers in terms of the delivery of these services. I will pass on the information to the Minister on the particular...More Button

Ambulance Services

Clearly, the Minister of State, Deputy O'Dowd, is not the Minister for Health. I accept that this week is an extraordinary one in that there is a Committee Stage debate so I ask the Minister of St...More Button

There have been some modifications to the ambulance services in Kildare. On this occasion, there were two ambulances available. The hospital is only a kilometre from where this happened. One a...More Button

People might not understand how large County Kildare is but it is the fourth most populated county in the country with a population of 210,000. I fully accept that developments like the call cen...More Button

Fisheries Protection

Is there a modelling system for the changes in ambulance cover which have taken place? I have no doubt an inquiry will take place into this tragedy and we will await the report.More Button

I certainly do not want to give any indication I am criticising the ambulance workers. They can only drive and staff what is in front of them. If there is no ambulance they cannot magic it up. ...More Button

There is little point in us developing our hospital services when there is a question as to whether the ancillary services are capable of getting people to the hospital in time in an emergency. ...More Button

I accept the information delivered by the HSE on the time the call was made and the time the ambulance arrived. I do not dispute this information but having to wait 16 minutes when one is 1 km awa...More Button

There seems to have been a failure with regard to the backup. I wish to know about the backup provided in general and not just in this particular case. It is all very well to speak about dynamic...More Button

The ambulance service in Maynooth has been taken off each Thursday and instead a paramedic on a motorbike is deployed. This is better than nothing but it is not the same level of cover and it ma...More Button

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm the amounts spent by the State in each year for the past five years to operate and maintain the addition of dye to diesel used for certain industrial and commercial purposes; if ...More Button

Schools Building Projects Administration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide an update on the merger of the National Centre for Technology in Education with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in order to integrate ICT education and further...More Button

Third Level Participation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if it is possible for a person to participate in the DARE programme in a given academic year if their application is held up beyond the closing date for reasons beyond their control; his views that...More Button

Public Procurement Regulations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there is a protocol or guideline in place governing the appointment of voluntary classroom assistants at primary and second level; if not, his plans in relation to same; and if he will make a st...More Button

Organ Donation

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a list of all private companies who operate car parking facilities at publically funded hospitals here; the location and terms of the contract in each case; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will confirm the ownership of the multi-storey car park at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin; if he will outline the terms and duration of the contract between the Health Serv...More Button