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Burton, Joan

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


All-Island Civic Dialogue

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will report on the fifth plenary session of the all-island civic dialogue on Brexit; if he had subsequent conversations with the political party leaders present; and the issues that were disc...More Button

All-Island Civic Dialogue (Continued)

The atmosphere at the conference was one of apprehension and concern, in particular on the part of the business people there. It is particularly an issue for small businesses, of which there are m...More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

During the informal engagement with the Portuguese Prime Minister, Mr. Costa, did the Taoiseach have an opportunity to ask him how the Portuguese had managed to build an 875-bed hospital for under ...More Button

When meeting the various Prime Ministers such as Mr. Costa, has the Taoiseach looked at capital projects in other countries and seen how those countries are controlling costs to favour their servic...More Button

Departmental Staff

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to review and revise guidelines on the accountability of public servants on State boards, in particular civil servants from his Department who are members of State boards; and if he will ...More Button

Does the Minister have plans to review and revise the guidelines on the accountability of public servants who serve on State boards, in particular civil servants from his Department who are members...More Button

I think everybody in the country is completely shocked at what has happened with the cost profile for the national children’s hospital project. There has to be something deeply wrong with the arra...More Button

Departmental Staff (Continued)

Nobody is suggesting that the Minister or the civil servants in his Department should micromanage every element of a project in another Department because that is what the other Department is for. ...More Button

National Lottery Regulator

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he has received an opinion from the regulator of the national lottery regarding the threat to the national lottery and the good cause fund posed by online, offshore bet-on-lottery operators; if ...More Button

It appears that the national lottery, which contributes over €220 million to good causes each year, is now subject to a very serious threat from the operation of unregulated offshore betting-on-lot...More Button

Does the Minister expect to receive an opinion from the regulator of the national lottery regarding the threat posed by online offshore operators that allow people to bet on the outcome of lottery ...More Button

Unregulated offshore gambling in this area is developing with speed. I appreciate that it is also developing quickly in many other areas.More Button

National Lottery Regulator (Continued)

We have heard about the gambling regulator and gambling regulation legislation over a very long time. Despite all the talk, nothing has happened. The Minister may wish to see it introduced. Howe...More Button

Public Sector Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his views on the likely gross and net cost of the recent pay agreement with nurses; his plans to examine and review likely pay implications for other public sector workers and the wider economy; an...More Button

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to review the cost overrun of the national children’s hospital project; his further plans to conduct an evaluation of the oversight role of his Department for major construction projects;...More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the figures for the capital plan are subject to evaluation and examination by his Department before inclusion in the budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the way in which the capital plan is prepared and profiled; the regularity with which the budget is re-examined to identify changes required in provisioning for capital expenditure; and if he will ...More Button

Brexit Supports

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the level of state aid that will be made available in the event of a no-deal Brexit; the provisions provided for same in the Revised Estimates; if she has sought permission from the European Commis...More Button

Pharmaceutical Sector

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the role of pharmaceutical assistants in the operations of pharmacies throughout Ireland; if his attention has been drawn to the threat that their qualifications could be voided and th...More Button