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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pension Provisions

Last Wednesday, my colleague, Deputy Clare Daly, hosted a briefing by members of the Aer Lingus supplementary pension scheme, known as the second scheme, to discuss the serious issues that have eme...More Button

Members of the scheme raised concerns when they began receiving letters detailing their allocations. They soon realised that there did not appear to be any rhyme or reason to the method of distr...More Button

The second Aer Lingus supplementary scheme was in operation from 2007 to 2014. Aer Lingus paid 4% of pensionable salary on behalf of employees and employees paid 2% in all. Additionally, the Go...More Button

On behalf of constituents I am calling on the trustees and the regulatory authorities, the Pensions Authority and the Pensions Ombudsman, to investigate the distribution of the second scheme and ...More Button

I welcome what the Minister has said in respect of the Pensions Authority. The Taoiseach gave a commitment to Deputy Clare Daly that the Minister would organise a meeting with her and the other tw...More Button

Pension Provisions (Continued)

Will the Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Bill 2017 address some of the problems which have arisen with the administration of funds, such as the second scheme with Aer Lingus? Is th...More Button

Homeless Persons Supports

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the family supports available to homeless families in family hubs; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the additional resources her Department has provided to support aftercare plans for children leaving State care at 18 years of age from 1 September 2017; her plans to enhance this provision in 2018...More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: her plans to introduce a sectoral employment order for workers in the early years preschool sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to introduce a sectoral employment order for workers in the early years preschool sector; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Community Sector High Level Forum

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the composition of the community sector high-level forum; the members of the forum; the chair of the forum; the remit and schedule for the forum reporting to his Department; if it is examining Labo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the reason the Labour Court recommendation 19293 on pension provision for community employment supervisers has not yet been implemented; the barriers to implementation; the cost of implementation; ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: when he expects the community sector high-level forum to report on the Labour Court recommendation 19293 on pension provision for community employment supervisers; if the minutes of the forum's mee...More Button

Fire Safety

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the preparations currently taking place to ensure a safe Halloween for communities around Ireland; if he will report on the implementation of the laws regarding the sale and use of fireworks and th...More Button

Bench Warrants

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of bench warrants outstanding in the Garda R and J districts as of 6 October 2017; the number of warrants that have been outstanding for more than nine months; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Garda Equipment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he has provided funding for the installation of a state-of-the-art satellite navigation system in each Garda vehicle; if all Garda vehicles are now linked to this system providing key informatio...More Button

Garda Station Refurbishment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to refurbish Clontarf Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Deployment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of new Garda recruits who have been allocated to the Garda R district in each of the years 2015 and 2016 and to date in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the funding spent by child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, in community healthcare organisation, CHO, area 9 in each of the years 2014 to 2016, and to date in 2017; and if he will mak...More Button

Health Services Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of full-time community ophthalmologists in CHO area 9 in each of the years 2014 to 2016 and to date in 2017; if this number will be increased; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Rail Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when he last formally met the CEO of Íarnrod Éireann; the issues discussed; when the next meeting will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Residential Tenancies Board

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: if the suspension of the Residential Tenancies Board’s allocations to local authorities for inspections of rental accommodation continued into 2017; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the ring-fenced budget 2018 funding for inspections of rental accommodation in 2018, as committed to in the rental strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the status of the shared service for inspections by local authorities of privately rented accommodation promised in the Rebuilding Ireland strategy; the overall responsibility for management, overs...More Button

Air Corps Recruitment

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: if there will be a general service recruitment campaign for the Air Corps launched before the year end; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button