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Smith, Bríd

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

Despite the contempt the Taoiseach is showing Deputies for raising issues to do with inquiries that are ongoing, I wish to refer to the scoping exercise being conducted by Dr. Scally. Along with a...More Button

There are simple questions to be asked of, and answered by, the HSE. Does the Taoiseach remember Dr. Tony O'Brien? He was asked several times for a list of the clinics from where the 209 misdia...More Button

The clinical laboratory technicians told us that it was a simple answer but the interim report from the inquiry does not contain such an answer. In addition, there will be a delay until the end of...More Button

It is contemptuous of us.More Button

Death of Shane O'Farrell: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I want to come back to what Deputy Gino Kenny said at the outset about the Minister's accusation that he and others jumped on some kind of a bandwagon and that the accusations of a whitewash etc. s...More Button

Dublin Bus Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans to alleviate the delays and service cancellations affecting Dublin Bus services as a result of traffic congestion and the operation of the Luas cross city; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Public Sector Pensions Data

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the number of public and civil service workers whose pension entitlements are subject to convergence criteria, that is, whose workplace pensions are reduced when they reach the State retirement age.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the amount by which public and civil service workers' pensions subject to convergence have been reduced in each of the years since 2010.More Button

Domestic Violence Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the funding which will be provided in 2018 and 2019 to implement the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act 2018 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Cervical Screening Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 381 and 382 of 15 May 2018, the laboratories which were the subject of site visits in 2011 and 2014.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to move the cervical screening process to a HPV test; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that many clinicians internationally (details supplied) recommend co-testing pap plus HPV...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the scientific evidence and the bodies from which evidence has been gathered that has assisted him to arrive at the decision to opt for a HPV only based test in the future.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he or the HSE has costed the replacement of the national screening program with a HPV based test; and if co-testing of HPV and pap has also been costed.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if HPV testing will be carried out by laboratories here and under a tendering process similar to the current regime.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if new HPV testing will be standardised across all laboratories in order to ensure that variation in detection rates does not reoccur between laboratories.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if public laboratories based here will be able to conduct the new HPV testing; the provisions being made to increase the capacity and infrastructure of laboratories based here to deal with the work...More Button

Health Services Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 810 of 16 January 2018 if he will request the HSE to provide the information requested (details supplied).More Button

Charities Regulation

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the number of complaints received by the Charities Regulatory Authority about an exhibition (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the details of the appointment process of the 13 members of the Charities Regulatory Authority; when they were appointed; and when their position is due for renewal.More Button