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Ferris, Martin

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Post Office Closures (Continued)

If 80 rural post offices are to close as reported, it would be a national scandal and it has to be resisted. I would like to think that the Minister of State, Deputy Ring, who comes from a rural c...More Button

Representatives of An Post management told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs that 55 out of 500 are unsustainable. However, how is unsustain...More Button

We need to be prepared to stand up and ensure we judge the value to the community, not as unsustainable but as sustainable. Having such facilities in a community adds to the sustainability of th...More Button

Several weeks ago, Sinn Féin put down a vote of no confidence in the Government. Today’s report from the Minister shows how right we were. This is a Government which has no responsibility for the...More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: the data collection processes that exist in respect of the return of medical cards following death; the number of medical cards that were returned and cancelled as a result of patient death in each...More Button

Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the investment required in the Health Service Executive, HSE, information technology budget to bring it up to the OECD average; the projects that are being held up as a result of lower levels of in...More Button