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Ó Cuív, Éamon

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

This is a major topic in need of very serious consideration and detailed changes.More Button

The first issue we must confront is that every year, as the hospitals overspend in the health budget, funding is withdrawn, not only from the hospitals to try to deal with the overspend but from ...More Button

The second matter I want to deal with is work that I was doing as Minister for Social Protection. I brought in the partial capacity provisions under invalidity pensions and for the first time, w...More Button

There had been talk for a long time about the cost of disability allowance. Given the numbers who are in receipt of social welfare disability payments between invalidity pension and disability a...More Button

On the Order Paper today there is a large Supplementary Estimate for the Department of Social Protection. It understates the position because whether by accident or design, the Department of Soc...More Button

It is important that we look at the effect of possible cuts on the disability service. I was given details by the Brothers of Charity in Galway of the services they provide and the effect of a p...More Button

At the moment, they provide services for 943 people, comprising 428 children and 515 adults. That does not include the 386 children in the Galway early intervention service provided in partnership...More Button

They have done everything to achieve efficiencies, including restructuring and reducing management and administration posts. Staff posts have been reduced by 98. They have also restructured ros...More Button

Some 85% of the budget is pay, while 91% of the jobs are exclusively front line. If there is a 5% cut it will require the closure of 24 residential places, which would mean a discharge of 24 peo...More Button

One would have to let 52 staff go but since these are covered by the Croke Park agreement there is no mechanism for doing it, even if the Minister of State wanted to cause all this devastation. ...More Button

There has been a lot of loose talk about extra efficiencies and that they will somehow survive. It is important to understand that whatever savings were there to be made by efficiencies have bee...More Button

There cannot and must not be any cuts to disability services this year. The easy answer we will get is whether we cut money, and yes we did, but there comes a point when there is no more to cut....More Button

If the Minister of State goes around the country to other similar organisations dealing with people with moderate or severe disabilities, she will find that story repeated everywhere. This year,...More Button

We have a decision to make about values. We support the Labour Party in putting the extra 3% on the top rate of self-employed PRSI. If that was done tomorrow, a fair cut could be given to people ...More Button

Septic Tank Registration Scheme

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number and percentage of private waste water systems registered in each county to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in view of the delay in providing the operating manual for private waste water systems, he intends to postpone the latest date for registering private waste water systems under the Water Servic...More Button

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a farmer (details supplied) in Cuonty Galway will be paid their 2012 disadvantage area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their 2012 disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their 2012 disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their 2012 disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be paid their 2012 disadvantaged area payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button