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Grealish, Noel

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Children's Hospital: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to speak on this motion. Two years ago, I spoke on another motion calling on the Government to change its mind on the decision to locate the national children’s hospital on the St. ...More Button

I wish to lend my full support to this motion calling for the halting of construction pending an investigation into the possibility of retendering the project and moving it to a more suitable gre...More Button

We have available two major reports, going back years, which stated that building this much-needed facility on a greenfield site would be 25% less expensive than building it on a brownfield site ...More Button

I am deeply concerned about how the cost overruns will not only cost the taxpayer more but also threaten to have a serious impact on other developments within our health system and elsewhere in S...More Button

Apart from the potential cost savings, which are considerable, I have long been of the view that the St. James’s site is the wrong location for a new national children’s hospital. It is importan...More Button

Another drawback of the current development is the fact that the larger Coast Guard helicopters cannot land there. The Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue fleet is not licensed to land on rooftop he...More Button

The work already done on the current development will not have gone to waste. St. James's Hospital will make good use of the underground car parking, which will prove inadequate to meet demand. ...More Button

Once this project is built, there will be little room for further outward expansion at the St. James's location, which is a much more cramped site than the 145 acres available at Connolly Hospita...More Button

I urge the Government to see the sense in this argument and call a halt to building work while a speedy and time-limited independent investigation is carried out into the viability of moving the ...More Button

EU Directives

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on a derogation in the proposed transposition process of IORP II for small single-member pension schemes as was provided in the previous directive on this issue; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her views on the need for mediation between the Department of Finance and her Department over differences in the proposed transposition of the IORP II directive regarding a derogation for small sin...More Button

Student Universal Support Ireland Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of applications for a third-level maintenance grant refused in each of the years 2015 to 2018 and to date in 2019 as a result of an independent mature student being unable to provide pro...More Button

Fines Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons who have failed to pay fines imposed by the courts since the commencement of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014; the number of persons who have had an attachment order,...More Button

LEADER Programmes Data

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the percentage of total expenditure by each LEADER group on administration and animation in the 2009 to 2014 programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

LEADER Programmes Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the planned level of administration and animation expenditure over the lifetime of the current LEADER programme for all LAGs, both independent and local authority, expressed as a percentage of thei...More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the percentage of the total expenditure of local action groups on LEADER programmes retained by local authorities; if this retention applies to all LAGs administering LEADER; and if he will make a ...More Button