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Shortall, Róisín

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Why does the Taoiseach not answer the question?More Button

Does the Taoiseach have any opinion?More Button

Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

It is difficult to understand, if it was deemed appropriate at drafting stage to include these provisions, why they are now being deleted. The provision in paragraph (c) that a person who h...More Button

The Minister did not explain why these provisions were considered necessary at one point but are now required to be deleted. Safeguards such as these are very important in respect of very senior p...More Button

I have serious concerns about the impact of this legislation. It has been presented to us under the guise of reform when, in fact, it is a fig leaf to deal with a corporate governance mess created...More Button

It is very easy to denigrate the HSE. Goodness knows, we are all too well aware of the flaws in its establishment. However, it is much more challenging to reform an organisation. It is easy to...More Button

The standard practice in a public body is that an independent board operates at arm's length, provides oversight and accountability for the spending of public money and is accountable to the taxp...More Button

This is an extraordinary model for corporate governance. It is hugely problematic and does not provide the independent oversight that is required. This kind of lazy and unacceptable approach ru...More Button

It is also quite indicative of certain disregard for proper corporate governance that when I raised the issue of the possibility of a person who has been adjudicated to be bankrupt continuing as ...More Button

I continue to have serious concerns about this measure and the fact that far too much power is vested in one person, namely, the Minister and that there are none of the normal checks and balances...More Button

That has nothing to do with protecting the public purse. More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applicants awaiting payment following successful appeals to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office; if she will provide an indication of the number of such applications per pay...More Button