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McConalogue, Charlie

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

I join with my colleagues, and in particular our spokesperson on health and disability, Deputy Kelleher, in supporting this motion. We are asking the Government to stick to the pledges it made in ...More Button

While we know it is a difficult task in the current environment and these things are not easily done, we are asking the Minister of State to stand by that pledge in the programme for Government t...More Button

Over the last 12 months many people with disabilities have been concerned about cuts. They have had reason to worry. In last year's budget the Minister attempted to remove the disability allowa...More Button

It has become increasingly difficult for the families of those aged under 18 to get the domiciliary care allowance. In the first six months of this year, 63% of all applications for the domicili...More Button

The position of people leaving secondary education and seeking to continue in further education demonstrates a failure to deliver on promises in the programme for Government. More Button

I refer to the position that obtained at the end of last year, where of the 700 people who were continuing on to further education, 57 young adults had not secured places by the end of August. The...More Button

Finally, I commend the motion to Members. I acknowledge the Minister of State's intentions are good in this area and that it is not an easy task but as a party that greatly values looking after th...More Button