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Harkin, Marian

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

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We will. I am proud to be a signatory to this motion, which unites Opposition Members on the absolute and immediate need to reopen day and other essential disability services. There is also a nee...More Button

I listened to the Minister of State and know she is genuine in the efforts she makes. She reminded us that when she took office, all services were closed. I recognise that everything cannot be ...More Button

Some €10 million has been allocated to date. The Minister of State, Deputy Rabbitte, spoke of the €20 million that was saved because the 1% levy was scrapped. What in God's name does it say abo...More Button

I know that the €10 million was fought for hard but the National Federation of Voluntary Service Providers was shocked at that amount. Inclusion Ireland recognised that it was a fraction of what...More Button

The reports make harrowing reading in places. One carer described Covid as "a lockdown within a lockdown". Pre-Covid, 23% of carers had already seen a decrease in the level of services offered ...More Button

My time is limited but before I finish, I want to remember two tireless disability advocates who have died in the past few years and who taught me so much during my 15 years in the European Parli...More Button

Rail Network

Asked the Minister for Transport: further to Parliamentary Question 664 of 30 June 2020, if he will provide an expected timeline for the release of the latest rail review report on the western rail corridor commissioned in 2019 in ...More Button

School Transport

Asked the Minister for Education: the reason a bus pass was refused for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Family Reunification

Asked the Minister for Justice: the status of an application for family reunification by a person (details supplied).More Button

Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: if medical cards will be provided for those women that have had severe life altering and ongoing complications from transvaginal mesh implants (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on...More Button

EU Regulations

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans in place to ensure conformity of regulations between Ireland and Northern Ireland in view of proposed new EU regulations governing the purchase of veterinary medicines in respect of the a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will ensure the continuation of the existing right of suitably qualified persons to sell veterinary medicines to farmers and not restrict such authorisation to qualified veterinarians; and if...More Button

LEADER Programmes

Asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development: the progress that has been made to ensure that the commitment in the programme for Government that the new LEADER programme will be led by independent local action groups will be honoured; and if s...More Button