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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: if savings can be made on servicing the national debt next year; the expected interest payments required for the national debt for 2015; his views on the growing burden of interest payments on the ...More Button

My question is premised on concerns held by people in my constituency and elsewhere, which we heard so vociferously in the past six or eight weeks, regarding the desperate impact that the national ...More Button

National Debt (Continued)

I will deal with the Minister's final point first. The reductions to which he refers to some extent relate to debts that no one ever even attempted to pay down. The reality is that the €8.5 billi...More Button

It was not paid.More Button

It was not paid.More Button

I am not sure the European Central Bank would agree.More Button

At this time last year, other Members and I on the left in this House presented alternative budgets and alternative ways of raising money. However, the Minister informed us that we were crazy. Th...More Button

The point is, whatever way we look at it, an education budget and a health budget are being spent on interest repayments, ultimately, to refund gamblers in the Irish banking system. This continues...More Button

We will see what the historians say.More Button

Departmental Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Finance: his strategy to fill the upcoming vacant post of Secretary General at his Department.More Button

NAMA Staff Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a breakdown in tabular form of the number of employees in the National Asset Management Agency earning between €150,000 and €200,000, €200,000 and €250,000, €250,000 and €300,000...More Button

Autism Support Services

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 192 and 195 of 6 May 2014, the way the Teaching Council defines the minimum course content required to enable primary school teachers effectively to teach ch...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 192 and 195 of 6 May 2014, if he will provide the list of evidence-based research to which he makes reference regarding his Department’s decisions on a range...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 193 and 194 of 6 May 2014, wherein he stated that it is not the practice of his Department to issue a circular on each approach used in the classroom setting...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 193 and 194 of 6 May 2014, if he will confirm that there is not one person or organisation with the responsibility for the implementation of ABA in classrooms.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 196 and 197 of 6 May 2014, if he will provide further details of the appropriate departmental circulars and guidelines to which he made reference in his reply.More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: his plans to ensure that the business development manager grant for local small businesses and enterprise centres will be continued in 2015.More Button

Departmental Websites

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total cost for the development of the new jobmatch website; and the timeframe for the roll-out of this new website.More Button

Community Employment Schemes Funding

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding a request by a community organisation (details supplied) regarding a proposed project requiring 15 additional community employment places.More Button

Wind Energy Generation

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the status of permissions granted for offshore wind farm developments in view of the collapse of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Green Export Energy, and the continuing opposition to offshore wi...More Button

Bord na gCon Administration

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Question No. 459 of 11 March 2014 if the external review commissioned by his Department on matters relating to Bord na gCon was completed within the expected timeframe, giv...More Button

Garda Districts

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of Garda districts without a Garda Superintendent as of the end of 2013 and to date in 2014.More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of staff working in the PCRS unit in Finglas, Dublin 11 to process medical card applications; if additional staff have been allocated to work on the increased number of reviews of medica...More Button

Medical Card Data

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a breakdown of the number of medical card applications submitted in hard copy form and those submitted via the online application process in the years 2013 and to date in 2014.More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 14 May 2014, if his officials will work with the National Adult Literacy Agency to develop a more user friendly guide for medical card applicants and per...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 14 May 2014, in relation to the ability of general practitioners to allow temporary extension of eligibility for expiring cards where a sensitive renewal...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 24 of 14 May 2014, what is meant by the statement in the reply that well in excess of 95% of applications were processed within the target of 15 working days; ...More Button

HSE Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 1202 and 1203, if there are any arrears of funding outstanding from the National Ambulance Service to Dublin Fire Brigade in the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and to...More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the resignation of a professional (details supplied) from a hospital in north Dublin; and the actions that will be taken to address the concerns of the professional in question regardi...More Button

Industrial Relations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his position on the way the current industrial relations difficulties at Irish Rail can be resolved.More Button

Child Care Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if the funding difficulties at a community crèche (details supplied) in Dublin 17 have now been resolved; if the organisation has been assisted to address the large deficit in funding for 2014 in o...More Button