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Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Child Poverty

Deputy Mitchell conveys her apologies. The Deputy asks about the extra efforts being taken by the Department and the Government generally in regard to youth poverty and child homelessness, both of...More Button

As the Minister stated, these are cross-sectoral issues and there are many Departments responsible for them. Nonetheless, in terms of the Government as a whole, it is fair to say that the number o...More Button

In the first instance, I want ask the Minister whether she would support, in regard to the homelessness issue, some form of further independent inspection regime for emergency accommodation, in p...More Button

I am aware the Minister has committed moneys again in this year's budget to the area-based programme on tackling child poverty. The Minister also mentioned the family resource centres, which I wou...More Button

Child and Family Agency Staff

This follows neatly on from Deputy Anne Rabbitte's last question. It relates to Tusla and the initiatives being undertaken to ensure, in particular, the retention of social workers, as well as the...More Button

I thank the Minister for her response. This is not the first time a response from the Government has compared our system favourably with that in place in Britain or, specifically, England, but I d...More Button

Child and Family Agency Staff (Continued)

So many of the issues, controversies and reports in recent years have been related to resourcing, while some have been related to social workers being overburdened with work and having unmanageable...More Button

I take the Minister's point that turnover rate is currently at 7%. When we dealt with this issue 12 months ago, we were talking about losing 150 social workers a year, which was very significant. ...More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Perhaps the Minister can comment on how she has dealt with some of the anomalies and gaps that exist in the free preschool year scheme.More Button

The issue of capacity goes beyond mere places. We have previously discussed issues like capacity and the sustainability of the sector. Does the Minister believe the additional funding that is bei...More Button

As we have sought to provide for early childhood education, not just over the past two years but also over a longer period, much of our strategy has involved the provision of subsidies to the priva...More Button

Local Authority Boundaries Review: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am sharing time with Deputy Pat Buckley. I join the Minister of State and my colleagues in paying tribute to the staff of Cork County Council and Cork City Council for the extraordinary work the...More Button

-----Cork. Unfortunately, on this occasion, it clashes with Cork City Football Club potentially winning the league, so it is a pity that Deputy Collins could not have-----More Button

-----arranged a better occasion for this debate.

  First, I want to address the sense in some media commentary and debates between city and county that there is an enormous disso...More Button

It needs to take on that job.

  I recommend the amendment. We need to move forward on the basis of dialogue, but also on the basis of a long-term vision for Cork. It needs to d...More Button

Departmental Bodies Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of her Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of her Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of her Department; and the number of members of each State body or board that are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Direct Provision System

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Question No. 95 of 11 October 2017, if there are education, training or other classes available to adults living in direct provision other than English language classes as ...More Button

Departmental Bodies

Asked the Minister for Health: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

Appointments to State Boards

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

State Bodies Data

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of his Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field in which the board or body has o...More Button

National Youth Work Advisory Committee

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the position regarding the establishment of the national youth work advisory committee; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State Bodies

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the State bodies or boards that fall under the remit of her Department; and the number of members of each State body or board who are not qualified within the field for which the board or body has ...More Button

Family Income Supplement Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: her plans for those who are self employed regarding family income supplement; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Youth Employment Initiative

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the amount of Youth Guarantee funding spent to date; and the amount drawn down from 2014 to 2016, inclusive, and to date in 2017.More Button