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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Care Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am very conscious of the thousands of people who are in need of or receiving care for reasons of age or because they have a physical or mental disability or both. I am also conscious of the thou...More Button

I acknowledge the first point Deputy John Halligan makes in his motion, namely, that carers make a vital contribution to society and generate major cost savings. The Deputy is doing the State, c...More Button

A close friend of mine has been battling motor neurone disease for five years. I am aware of the level of care provided by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and local authority. I am ...More Button

I am aware of the case of a constituent, an amputee, who lives in a three bedroom local authority house and has been waiting for two and a half years for a grant for a downstairs extension to ins...More Button

Investing in carers is an investment in community care and helps our communities by providing dignified and independent living and contributing to social inclusion. Demand for carers is increasi...More Button

The Irish Hospice Foundation and Alzheimer Society of Ireland released a report last Friday. While its primary focus was on palliative care, it also addressed the increasing numbers of people wi...More Button

The cut in the respite care grant will save the Government €26 million, yet €55 million was found for the greyhound and horse racing industries, both of which are lucrative.More Button

In my short time as a Member of the House, I have felt deeply ashamed on a number of occasions. One such occasion was last summer when it emerged that children with intellectual disabilities wou...More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the new Finance (Local Property Tax) Bill 2012 will exempt executors of wills for whom the selling of a property is their responsibility but who are not the beneficiaries of that property, or if...More Button

School Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will make representations to ensure that schools will not have to pay the same fixed energy costs as small and medium business; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

NAMA Social Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the persons that are maintaining the National Asset Management Agency properties; if he will outline the tendering process; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fur Farming

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: in view of the fact that a ban on fur farming is going through the Dutch Parliament, the Netherlands being the third biggest for mink fur farming in the world, and Germany phasing out fur farming b...More Button