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Kelleher, Billy

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

I would not believe Fine Gael's manifesto either.More Button

Sarah Palin would not be a patch on the Government. Fine Gael is the Tea Party.More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

In September, Fianna Fáil tabled a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Health, Deputy Reilly, because of his handling of the health services and Sinn Féin has now tabled a motion of no conf...More Button

There is no point in dressing it up in any other way. It is regressive because those who are on lower pay and social welfare will have to pay proportionately more than those on higher income.More Button

It is a mathematical fact, as has been pointed out by the ESRI in regard to last year's budget. The Government's statement of common purpose announces:More Button

The next line is important from the Labour Party's point of view: "A Government that will be built on partnership and parity of esteem between our two parties." This budget was a Fine Ga...More Button

It completely stymied any attempt by the Labour Party to defend the vulnerable and those who need the support of the State.More Button

That is a fact. Prior to going into government, the Labour Party promised it would not cut child benefit or social welfare rates. It would not even increase the price of a bottle of wine.More Button

It was as if Fine Gael wanted to rub the Labour Party's nose in it. Fianna Fáil supports this motion of no confidence partly because we do not have confidence in the ability of the Minister, Deput...More Button

We lost the vote but the Minister of State, Deputy Jan O'Sullivan, lost a colleague. She is losing colleagues on a regular basis. We know we will not win the vote on this motion, but I assure her...More Button

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is now taking credit for implementing the programme which his party claimed was the worst thing that could ever happen.More Button

It is little changed. The only changes have been made by Ministers who introduced savage cuts in areas where they could have been avoided.More Button

If the Labour Party wanted to look after the most vulnerable, it would have fought tooth and nail for an increase in the universal social charge for those earning more than €100,000.More Button

I am confident they would not begrudge carers and those who need respite care grants. It is shameful for the Labour Party to defend this budget when it threatened to walk out of Cabinet if it did ...More Button

This motion gives us the opportunity to hold the Government to account. The Oppositions should not be ridiculed for holding the Government to account because it is our duty to highlight and expo...More Button

It is merely kicking the repayments down the road. The Labour Party stated clearly it would renegotiate banking debt and that it had no intention of adding it to our sovereign debt.More Button

I have accepted what I did. I am on this side of the House and the Minister of State is opposite, but her party is in Government on a flawed mandate because what it promised and what it is doing a...More Button

Registration of Nurses

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason An Bord Altranais has engaged a call centre in the United Kingdom to deal with queries on nurses' registration; the costs involved; the reason it was not possible to engage a call centre...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the delay with medical assessors when dealing with medical card applications; if he will expedite an application for a medical card in respect of persons (details supplied) in County S...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has been refused a medical card; if he will investigate the case with a view to an immediate reversal of the decision; and if he will make a st...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if the qualifying medical card criteria for cancer patients has changed in recent times; if not, if he will account for the increasing number of complaints that Deputies are receiving from cancer p...More Button

Hospital Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: when the replacement consultant orthopaedic surgeon post will be filled at the Mater Hospital Dublin; the reason this post has been left vacant for 18 months despite his campaign to reduce waiting ...More Button

Hospital Bed Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress that has been made to reintroduce the beds at the community hospital of the Assumption Thurles; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will bring forward proposals setting out a package of supports for those who developed narcolepsy as a result of vaccination with Pandemrix; the reason for the delay to date in bringing the p...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if there is a policy document under the remit of his Department, the Health Service Executive or Health Information and Quality Authority which covers the control and administration of medicines by...More Button

Ministerial Appointments

Asked the Minister for Health: when he plans to fill the four seats vacant since May on the board of Health Information and Quality Authority; if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill the posts; and if he ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if it is his intention to fill the seven vacancies on the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal; if so, if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill these posts; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when he will fill the five seats on the board of the Health Research Board; if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill these posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when the six posts on the board of the Food Safety Authority will be filled; if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill these posts; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the vacancy on the board of the Voluntary Health Insurance; if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill this posts; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the vacancy on the Options Board; if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill this post; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if it is his intention to fill the two seats on the Health and Social Care Professionals Board; if so, if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill these posts; and if he will ma...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council has not had its seventeen members replaced since June; if he will outline his plans for the council and if he intends to replace the members, the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the intake of the twenty two new members that were due to be introduced to the Nursing and Midwifery Board; if he intends to fill these posts, if he will outline the process ...More Button

Health Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide an update in the roll-out of the national retinopathy screening programme which was due to commence screening in the last quarter of 2012; if he will announce the results of the ...More Button