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Stanton, David

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Adoption Services Provision

I thank the office of the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me the opportunity to raise this issue and I am pleased that the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is in the House to discuss it with me...More Button

I have a number of questions for the Minister in this regard. Has her attention been drawn to this post-adoption trauma issue? Has any research been carried out in this country on it? I have b...More Button

I have checked with the HSE and other bodies and I have been informed that they do not provide this form of intensive therapy, which, given that families have to travel to the UK to avail of it, ...More Button

I am sure the Minister will agree that this is a traumatic and serious condition. Thankfully, it does not affect every family with an adopted child, but the families who are affected need assist...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to explain the way her Department and the Health Service Executive define and classify post adoption trauma or incidences of post traumatic stress disorder as a result of adoption; the research, if...More Button

Adoption Services Provision (Continued)

I thank the Minister for her very comprehensive reply and I am very grateful to her for it and for the research put into her response. I am aware of Barnardos' adoptive parents' training network a...More Button

I am interested in whether it can be expanded nationally. In the meantime I am sure the Minister realises that parents with a hyperactive child who suffers from fears of abandonment, anxiety, aloo...More Button

I understand assistance and help is there to a point in Dublin through Barnardos but it is not available nationally. We need to move fairly quickly to put in place this assistance and help. I a...More Button

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Restorative Justice (Reparation of Victims) Bill 2013: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I am glad to have the opportunity to speak to this Bill. I commend Deputy Halligan on bringing it forward. It is important we debate these issues in the Chamber. I recognise the amount of work t...More Button

Drainage Schemes Status

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if any Government or State agency under his aegis including local authorities have any responsibility to dredge the bed of the Womanagh River in east Cork; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the responsibility, if any, that local authorities have to dredge the beds of rivers, as happened in the past; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Architects Register

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of persons who have applied to be registered as architects under Part 3 of the Building Control Act 2007 since its introduction; the number that were accepted onto the register of archit...More Button