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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Child Protection

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the steps her Department has taken or proposes to take to identify and provide the necessary back-up for children at risk, whether from physical or mental abuse, neglect or other failure; if she is...More Button

This question relates to the extent to which the Minister can investigate, identify and support children deemed to be at risk or likely to become at risk through various means, whether they be ment...More Button

To what extent does the system operate in respect of children admitted to emergency departments with suspected self-harm or who are otherwise hospitalised? Is there a system whereby an investigati...More Button

Is there a particular system whereby emergency staff can be deployed to deal with cases of children presenting at emergency departments showing evidence of self-harm? There have been repeat situat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the steps she will take or proposes to take to ensure a more rapid response to reported abuse of children, whether of a physical or sexual nature; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Job Creation Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the total number of jobs created here in the past five and a half years.More Button

Internet Safety

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the ongoing efforts by her Department to counteract internet bullying in respect of children and young adults outside of an educational environment; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Leave to Remain

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if she will facilitate extra time to allow persons (details supplied) to apply for leave to remain; the correct procedure to be followed when making such an application in this instance; and if she...More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the current residency status and permission to remain in the case of persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of the application for residency status and permission to remain as the spouse of an Irish citizen in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she w...More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: to outline the extent to which he expects to be in a position to accede to the request for extra facilities including a much needed sports hall at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a...More Button

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if he will review the decision not to award financial assistance for cost of flooring under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will mak...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which adequate resources continue to be made available to children or their families at risk through self-harm; if any particular requirements remain to be met; and if he will make a ...More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: if an MRI scan is covered by the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Respite Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: when previously available respite services will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Education Welfare Service

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: arising from reports her Department may have received from school authorities throughout the country appertaining to the health and welfare of children, her plans to take any particular or specific...More Button

Counselling Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she envisages improved counselling services for children at risk and their families; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Juvenile Offenders

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which adequate accommodation remains available or is likely to become available in respect of juvenile offenders with particular reference to future and current needs; and if she will...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which her Department continues to engage with juvenile offenders with a view to providing rehabilitative or educational supports; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Youth Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which her Department has received applications for financial support from various youth organisations throughout the country in the current year; the extent to which she expects to be...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which a co-ordinated youth support service exist throughout the country; her plans to address such issues; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Poverty

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she can foresee the possibility of addressing the underlying issues contributing to child poverty or affecting child welfare and-or abuse; if she expects to see opportunities to...More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the total number of children currently in residential or foster care; the extent to which adequate resources remain available to meet the demand in both circumstances; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Mental Health Policy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she and her Department have studied the issue of depression in young persons with particular reference to the identification of early alert and-or subsequent support; and if she...More Button