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Coppinger, Ruth

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

We get the point.More Button

The Taoiseach did not answer the question on the need for him and his Ministers to make statements.More Button

Child Care Services Staff (Continued)

It should also include au pairs.More Button

Homelessness Strategy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on children of homeless parents being put into care; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

It is good to see the Minister for Social Protection sitting beside the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Deputy Zappone, today. I wonder why that is. I am sure the Minister will join with...More Button

My question relates to the greatest fear that parents have of their children being taken into care. I am not referring to children at real risk, which I fully support. I am talking about people...More Button

Homelessness Strategy (Continued)

The inability to maintain stability and security is used as a euphemism for homelessness when taking the children of homeless parents into care. I am getting information that this is happening in ...More Button

Will the Minister give a commitment that Tusla will start to collect this information? How can we know it is not a problem if we do not have the data? It is unbelievable that there are no records...More Button

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

I am sorry a Leas-Cheann Comhairle but we have not yet received the statement of the Taoiseach. Could the rest of us have a chance to read the statements before the questions begin? We have only ...More Button

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

Will the Acting Chairman lighten up a little bit?More Button

With regard to the wording the Minister, Deputy Zappone, used, she stated: "I told him I had met the McCabes, that we had discussed false allegations ... made against Sergeant McCabe to Tusla". Sh...More Button

Did the Taoiseach tell the Minister, Deputy Zappone, that the Tusla issue would be included in the terms of reference of the commission of investigation because she says in her statement that he di...More Button

Did the Taoiseach tell her, or not, that it would be covered in the terms of reference because the Minister says he did?More Button

Is the Taoiseach saying that the Minister, Deputy Zappone, is telling a lie in black and white in her script tonight-----More Button

She said that the Taoiseach assured her it would be in the terms of reference and he is saying he did not.More Button

Yes, the Taoiseach said that.More Button

Why did the Taoiseach not go on then to ensure, having told his Minister it would be in the terms of reference, that it was in the terms of reference?More Button

The Tusla allegations.More Button

I have a question for the Minister for Justice and Equality. She spoke to the Minister, Deputy Zappone, about her meeting with the McCabes. She stated that all she said was, "Thank you, Katherine...More Button

She had it in her possession, according to Maurice McCabe, so if she did not read it, there is a problem. Why did the Minister not think to ask the Minister, Deputy Zappone, who is in charge of Tu...More Button

Traveller Community

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if she will report on the work on recognition of the Traveller community's ethnicity; the expected timeframe for recognition of ethnicity; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Domestic Violence Incidence

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if she will report on the statistics on domestic violence; her views on whether there is under-reporting of the figures here in view of the figures in Northern Ireland; her further views on whether...More Button

Citizenship Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of current citizenship applications by year the applications were made, in tabular form.More Button

NAMA Portfolio

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the apartments in need of remedial work in an area (details supplied) include apartments which completion of same was financed by NAMA; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the number of households that are currently on social housing transfer lists nationally; if he will provide a breakdown for each of the years 2013 to 2016, in tabular form; and if he will make a st...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of households in receipt of rent supplement, with a breakdown according to the reason for the reduction in the numbers on rent supplement since January 2015 and including the numbers mov...More Button

Railway Stations Upgrade

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will make an improvement to the facilities available to commuting rail passengers in stations in Dublin such as increased number of toilet facilities, retail facilities, modernisation of trai...More Button