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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Employment Data

Asked the Taoiseach: the number and percentage of the workforce who are currently on zero hour contracts; and the number and percentage of workers on zero hour contracts in each of the main sectors of the economy. More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he is concerned at the number of Irish workers who are currently on zero-hour contracts; and if he will legislate to protect workers on zero-hour contracts and to eliminate this practice. More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Asked the Minister for Finance: the current status of the proposed agreement with Germany to secure funding for Irish businesses from the German investment bank KfW.More Button

NAMA Operations

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the review of the operations of the National Asset Management Agency, which is being carried out by the Comptroller and Auditor General, will be made publically available.More Button

State Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: the amounts of senior debt he expects the National Treasury Management Agency to have repaid by the end of each of the following years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.More Button

Departmental Staff Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of staff in his Department earning over €100,000; and if he will provide details of the roles under which these staff members are employed.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 159 to 164, inclusive, of 11 March 2014, the date on which his Department's Model A document became outdated as indicated in his response; the date on which ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 159 to 164, inclusive, of 11 March 2014, in which he stated his Department's position is that as each child with autism is unique they should all have access...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 159 to 164, inclusive, of 11 March 2014, his views on whether the resources allocated of one full-time Special Education Support Service, SESS, member, who h...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 159 to 164, inclusive, of 11 March 2014, in view of the fact that specific pieces of research have been brought to his personal attention which were original...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 159 to 164, inclusive, of 11 March 2014, the reason that since being established in December 2003 the National Council for Special Education has failed to pr...More Button

Work Placement Programmes

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if persons offered a placement on the gateway scheme who are under 26 years of age will be brought up to a full rate of jobseeker’s allowance; or if the reported €20 per week in additional income f...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if persons offered a placement on the gateway scheme who are in receipt of a partial jobseeker’s allowance payment will be brought up to a full rate of jobseeker’s allowance; or if the reported €20...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if persons signing for credited contributions will be allowed to participate in the gateway scheme. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if additional payments to participants in the gateway scheme will be made by her Department or the participating local authority. More Button

Social Insurance Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of persons aged under 26 years who are signing for credited contributions with her Department. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of persons aged over 60 years who are signing for credited contributions with her Department. More Button

Waste Management

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the actions that will be taken by his Department in consultation with the newly established Irish Water to address the recommendations made by the Environmental Protection Agency in its report enti...More Button

IBRC Bonds

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if information on the bonds held by all local authorities with the former Anglo Irish Bank, now the liquidated Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, has been collated; if information on the value of b...More Button

Legislative Measures

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on the current status of the criminal justice (community sanctions) Bill; and if he will outline specifically the extent to which the provisions of the Bill will apply to persons ...More Button

Prison Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on whether the transfer of all inmates aged under 21 years from St. Patrick’s Institution to Wheatfield Prison has been completed; and the current number of inmates under 21 years...More Button

Departmental Properties

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the amount his Department spent on rent for a property (details supplied) in Dublin 13; when the next rent review may take place on the property in question.More Button

Garda Operations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on Garda Operation Munster; the number of persons arrested and charged; and the number of successful convictions that have been obtained to date as part of this operation.More Button

Closed Circuit Television Systems

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if appropriate funding will be provided to fund a new phase of a Garda CCTV system in view of the continuing high levels of burglary and related crime.More Button

Courts Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Parliamentary Question No. 194 of 22 May 2013, if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand.More Button

Garda Oversight

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on the meeting of the criminal justice working group established to oversee and facilitate the implementations of the report of An Garda Síochána inspectorate entitled, The Fixed ...More Button

Child and Family Agency Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 180 of 27 November 2013 if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand. More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No.146 of 4 December 2013 if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand. More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to set out the number of applications for admission to special care considered by the national special care admission and discharge committee in the years 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; the number...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to detail the number of appeals considered by the national special care appeals panel in the years 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; and the number of such applications approved and rejected in those...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when she will sign a commencement order to enact the remaining provisions of the Child Care (Amendment) Act 2011. More Button

Child Care Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to set out the current status of the child care information system; and if she will provide a timeline for its full implementation. More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: to set out her position regarding a recommendation contained in a recently published report (details supplied) that a national expert commissioning group should be established on a cross-department...More Button

Child and Family Agency Remit

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when the Child and Family Agency will prepare a policy on corporate parenting. More Button

Education Welfare Service Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 490 of 11 March 2014, if she will provide a breakdown in tabular form on an annual basis for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 of the locations in...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 490 of 11 March 2014, if she will provide a breakdown in tabular form on an annual basis for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 of the locations in...More Button

Ambulance Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his position on the current ongoing review of the Dublin ambulance service; and his views on whether this review is necessary. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when the capacity review of the national ambulance sector will be completed; and if the report on foot of the review will be published. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of funding provided to Dublin Fire Brigade to provide the Dublin ambulance service in the years 2011 to 2013, inclusive, and to date in 2014; and if it is the case that arrears of fundin...More Button

Health Services Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 592 of 17 December 2013, if the report referred to in the reply is now to hand.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if a specific policy exists in relation to the provision of mental health services to children in care of the State; and in particular if there is a national policy on the provision of mental healt...More Button

EU Funding

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: in view of reports that funding from the European Investment Bank is likely to be secured for the extension of the M18 from Gort to Tuam, if he will consider making an application from his Departme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if there are any identified light or heavy rail projects for which funding may be sought from the European Investment Bank by his Department this year or in 2015.More Button

Ferry Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on proposals to cut the pay and conditions of maritime workers in the services of a company (details supplied) in the Irish Sea; and if any proposal to introduce a payscale for mariners b...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a number of ferry companies on the Irish Sea on passenger and freight routes (details supplied) are currently providing rates of pay to seafarers we...More Button

Ministerial Meetings

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the meeting of 13 March last of the criminal justice working group established to oversee and facilitate the implementation of the report of the An Garda Síochána Inspectorate ...More Button