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Ó Snodaigh, Aengus

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Code

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason retained firefighters who are entitled to social welfare payments when they are not working in other employment are still having payments withheld from them.More Button

It is welcome news that progress has been made in this area and I hope we will see the detail of the arrangement soon. It was a very simple anomaly. On the one hand, the Department wanted to comp...More Button

I hope this decision will not impact negatively on the 800 firefighters who avail of the scheme in question. I hope they will be employed in the future rather than being dependent on this payment.More Button

Job Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a jobs club service funded by FÁS has been withdrawn from Bawnogue, Clondalkin, Dublin; and the reason jobs club workers have not been paid for weeks worked or being offered enhanced red...More Button

Job Initiatives (Continued)

The vital part of the Minister's reply was her reference to the State not being the employer in this case. I remind her that the State often sets the terms, conditions and rates of pay in jobs clu...More Button

I thank the Minister for assuring me that another service will be provided quite soon. The State sets and evaluates the framework for pay, hours and everything else in the case of organisations wh...More Button

I understand.More Button

Rented Dwellings Register (Continued)

I concur with Deputy Nulty's comments about top-up payments. I have raised this issue with the Minister on a number of occasions and she has denied that her Department has any information that thi...More Button

The bedsit issue is key, and I concur with Deputy Wallace's comments. When will the transfer from the Department of Social Protection to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Go...More Button

Community Employment Schemes Places

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide an update on the introduction of a community employment programme for those who wish to become childcare providers; the number of places that will be available and their locatio...More Button

Exceptional Needs Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the average payment made under the exceptional needs payment scheme during each of the first three months of 2013.More Button

International Agreements

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if there is a mutual tax/social welfare agreement between Ireland and Canada which would allow a returning emigrant to have a disability payment being paid to them in Ontario, Canada, to be paid in...More Button

Postal Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will clarify aviation rules that make the sending of sealed electronic equipment phones, games consoles and so on illegal to send for repair in Britain via An Post and thus through air freigh...More Button