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Calleary, Dara

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I thank Deputy Kelleher for affording us the opportunity over the past two days to discuss this important issue. Disability is not just on budget day, but it is all year round. It is a topic that...More Button

Many of my colleagues have spoken about cuts to services and I also have similar stories. I wish to focus in particular on the delays in the domiciliary care allowance, the hurdles people need t...More Button

The very reason the allowance was introduced in the first place should also be considered in the way decisions are dealt with.More Button

I will raise a number of local issues. I have the privilege of coming from County Mayo which has been served by the Western Care Association for over 40 years. This is a voluntary organisation ...More Button

We agree with the Minister of State when he talks about the wish of families that disabled people be treated equally, but when they are not given the opportunities to proceed from second level to...More Button

The Minister of State referred to a cross-Government approach and different Departments being involved. The difficulty is that this is still happening on a silo-by-silo basis. There is very lit...More Button

I do not doubt the commitment of the Minister of State nor that of the Minister of State with responsibility for disability, equality and mental health. The difficulty in the Department is at th...More Button

The Department of Social Protection last year reduced the additional weekly payment that people on disability benefit received for participating in the community employment scheme. This scheme a...More Button

On a non-budget basis, the Government introduced the heads of the mental capacity Bill to the Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. The committee considered the heads of the Bill an...More Button

The difficulty for the Government does not lie in manifesto commitments. It made these commitments in full knowledge of the difficulties this country faced. The difficulty lies in the commitmen...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

We all know the reason.More Button

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding single farm and area based payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding single farm and area based payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button