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Broughan, Thomas P.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Passport Applications

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the supports he is providing to the Passport Office to assist in the speedy processing of the increasing numbers of passport applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister recently told me that the Passport Office processed almost 750,000 applications for renewals and new passports in 2016 and that he expected a rise of approximately 9% this year. Of co...More Button

When I review the files from my own office of people who I have represented, time after time one sees that while a passport should have been issued on a particular date according to the tracker on ...More Button

On additional resources, are all 230 staff members now in place? The Minister said that some of them are still being recruited. The Minister has said that there is going to be a passport reform...More Button

Many of us have put a notice to the effect of what the Minister has said on our websites, Facebook pages and so on.More Button

I notice a huge increase in demand for passports from countries like South Africa, Australia, the UAE, Canada and so on. Many thousands of applications were made in 2015 and 2016. Does the Depa...More Button

Garda Commissioner: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to have an opportunity to speak briefly on the motion and I thank Sinn Féin for bringing it forward. For many of our constituents, confidence in An Garda Síochána, the revelations o...More Button

I also echo the call for the recruitment of somebody like Ms Nuala O'Loan, the former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, to chair that review. More Button

On Monday last, I attended the joint policing committee of the Dublin north central district, which covers much of the Garda DMR north division. Chief Superintendent Finbarr O'Brien and his coll...More Button

Diplomatic Representation

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on whether an Irish representative from his Department should be present at all meetings and stages of the UK-EU Brexit negotiations; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Criminal Law

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the actions she will take arising from the recommendation of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recommending that the State reinstate the provisions setting the age of criminal...More Button

Departmental Bodies Establishment

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: when the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal, provided for in the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015, will be established; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Equipment

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: her plans to issue body-worn cameras to front-line gardaí; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Meetings

Asked the Minister for Finance: when the national economic dialogue will be held in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his Department will be publishing a report and analysis of the 30 submissions received and published following the consultation process on the sugar-sweetened drinks tax; the timetable for the i...More Button

Youthreach Programme Review

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the details of the review of the Youthreach programme; the terms of reference and timescale for the review; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Electoral Commission Establishment

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the progress made to date with regard to implementing the commitment in the programme for Government to establish an electoral commission; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the funding provided to each local community development committee, LCDC, to address youth unemployment; and the number of young persons in each LCDC area supported to date under the SICAP programm...More Button

Youth Guarantee

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the measures he will take to address the findings in the report published by the European Court of Auditors on 4 April 2017 that the implementation of the Youth Guarantee here had fallen short of e...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if recipients of jobseeker's allowance or benefit are required by his Department to take up offers of employment, even in circumstances in which such employment is based on an if and when contract.More Button

Job Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the details of a replacement for the JobBridge programme; when he expects the new programme to be launched; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the list of persons and-or organisations his Department has consulted concerning the development of a replacement for the JobBridge programme, in tabular form.More Button

Expenditure Reviews

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the details of the implementation of the comprehensive spending review as announced in budget 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Freedom of Information

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the State agencies and semi-State bodies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Acts; his plans to extend the remit of this legislation to other such agencies and bodies; and if he will mak...More Button

National Drugs Strategy

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline his plans to publish the new national drugs strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Charges

Asked the Minister for Health: if the policy of charging family members of critically-injured patients car parking fees in a Dublin hospital (details supplied) will be reviewed; if there has been a review of such fees being char...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline the number of persons waiting more than nine months to see a consultant ophthalmologist at a Dublin hospital (details supplied); the immediate steps being taken to reduce these waiting t...More Button

Wage-setting Mechanisms

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: her plans to address the sub-minima rates of the minimum wage, in view of the Low Pay Commission report in October 2016 and the ESRI report published in January 2017; and if she will make a stateme...More Button

Work Placement Programmes

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: her plans to introduce legislation to protect the rights of those participating on internship and work experience programmes from exploitation and abuse; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Ticket Touting

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the number of submissions received concerning the public consultation on the resale of tickets for entertainment and sporting events; if the submissions will be made publicly available; her plans t...More Button

State Bodies

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the State bodies and other agencies to which she has nominated a departmental official to represent her Department on the board and or management body of a State agency or body in tabular form. More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the State bodies and other agencies under the aegis of her Department which must implement the code of practice for the governance of State bodies in tabular form; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

Consumer Protection

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the actions her Department has taken to ensure information on alternative dispute resolution is available to consumers and businesses in line with the requirements of Article 15 of the European Uni...More Button

Youth Homelessness Strategy

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the progress made to date on Action 1.7 in Rebuilding Ireland with regard to meeting the needs of young persons leaving State care and at risk of homelessness; and if she will make a statement on t...More Button