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Broughan, Thomas P.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Third Level Funding

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will provide improved funding for third level education. More Button

One of the characteristics of the outgoing Government is that in real terms and per capita it has seriously cut funding for third level education. That is one of its legacies. The Gov...More Button

If the report recommends income-contingent student loans on the Australian model or another model, is that something the Minister would support in the context of the next few weeks, the general ele...More Button

Third Level Funding (Continued)

With her party, is the Minister planning to provide additional resources through a progressive taxation system or will she go down the two roads of income-contingent student loans, which would be a...More Button

The Government had choices.More Button

The Government did.More Button

State Examinations Reviews

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will update Dáil Éireann on the roll-out of the junior certificate reforms in 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

According to the last report, only one quarter of schools will be in a position to engage in the roll-out of the junior certificate reforms - English, science and business subjects - from next spri...More Button

This is a major policy of the Government, but the Government is ending and nothing has been achieved. There is still a great sense of uncertainty. Second level is a critical time in a child's dev...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

To follow up on Deputy Ellis's point on the road traffic Bill, which deals with drug driving, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport said it would definitely be passed before Christmas. As ...More Button

What about the others? What about the priority list?More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the number of children in receipt of a domiciliary care allowance in each of the years 2013 to date, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children in receipt of domiciliary care allowance who also have medical cards in each of the years 2013 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide automatic access to a medical card to all children who are in receipt of a domiciliary care allowance, the estimated cost; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will immediately designate the Dublin north fringe region and Fingal south as a strategic development zone to ensure the urgently needed new homes in Dublin Bay North and Dublin North are del...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will request the National Asset Management Agency to undertake and organise a major programme of social housing in the Dublin north fringe and Fingal south fringe zones, given the failure of ...More Button