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Ó Fearghaíl, Seán

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Civil Defence Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

I will be brief. Like Deputy Mac Lochlainn, I acknowledge the high standing of the Civil Defence organisation and its personnel across the country who do wonderful work. My amendment seeks to ens...More Button

I accept the Minister of State's good faith in this matter. I am concerned, however, that in the establishment of the forum it has been decided not to include the Radiological Protection Institute...More Button

The Civil Defence has benefitted from the external inputs that have come from the variety of agencies that were previously involved in the board, so why drop the Radiological Protection Institute...More Button

If, in putting his proposals together, the Minister of State could drop the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland, we would be concerned that were there not a greater onus on the Minister,...More Button

I move amendment No. 2:More Button

Yes.More Button

I move amendment No. 4:More Button

With the greatest of respect to the Minister of State, his response does not make sense because under the provisions of the legislation before Members, the county manager could nominate any number ...More Button

I am sure the Minister of State means no offence to local authority members but implicit in his response is the view that the mayor or cathaoirleach of a county or city council cannot be trusted. ...More Button

The county manager may appoint anybody to do that from within his or her staff. There is no limit in the legislation on the number of people allowed to access this information. I am simply advoca...More Button

I do not accept the Minister of State's point that allowing the mayor or cathaoirleach to have access to this information is in some way throwing the doors open to widely publishing the informati...More Button

That is not surprising.More Button

  Bill reported without amendment and received for final consideration.More Button

  Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will expedite an application for disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Properties

Asked the Minister for Defence: the number of vacant residential units in the ownership of his Department on the Curragh Camp, County Kildare, or in its environs; if he will provide a description of the properties concerned; the ...More Button

Medical Card Delays

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will expedite the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Appeals

Asked the Minister for Health: if a review of a medical card application will be carried out in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Complaints Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will consider the issues raised in correspondence (details supplied); if he will ensure that the hospitals involved address the concerns raised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: If he will direct the Health Service Executive to provide an appropriate work placement for a staff member recovering from a severe eating disorder and if he will consider the issues raised in corr...More Button