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Collins, Joan

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

With the budget only a couple of hours away, this motion provides a good opportunity for Deputies to highlight the issue of services for people with disabilities. The Fianna Fáil Party has taken a...More Button

The Government amendment "acknowledges that some reductions in disability services have been unavoidable in 2012" and states the "Minister for Health is doing all possible to ensure that as much ...More Button

As Deputy Halligan noted, earlier funding increases for disability services must be viewed in the context of the very low base from which they started. The personal assistant service was first i...More Button

The Government must ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Ratification is part and parcel of the disability strategy. I learned with sadness today that the US Sen...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 14: Capital Acquisitions Tax (Continued)

Deputy Kevin Humphreys did the same.More Button