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Kehoe, Paul

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Unemployment Levels

The Live Register series gives a monthly breakdown of the number of people claiming Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and other registrants as registered with the Department of Social Prot...More Button

Parliamentary Questions Numbers

The Programme for Government sets out an ambitious Oireachtas Reform agenda, which will be implemented over the lifetime of the Government. More Button

The Government has already introduced the first phase of its Dáil Reform programme with a package of reforms which included an additional Leader’s Questions session, taken by the Tánaiste on Thur...More Button

In addition, a new Oireachtas Committee system has been established, which implemented a number of reforms proposed in the Programme for Government to enhance the Committee system, including a re...More Button

Earlier this year, the Oireachtas Committee system was reformed further in light of its operation during the first year. This restructuring included:More Button

- dissolving and reorganising a number of administrative Oireachtas Committees to allow the re-allocation of resources towards Oireachtas Committees dealing with Government Departments;More Button

- the establishment of an Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, to focus solely on this Government priority area; The establishment of an Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, to deal...More Button

- the merger of the role of Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on the Good Friday Agreement with that of the Irish Co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.More Button

These reforms did not increase the number of Oireachtas Committee Chairpersons.More Button

The Programme for Government also contains a commitment to increase the number of Dáil sitting days by 50%. The number of sitting days has been significantly increased since the change of Governm...More Button

Work on a second set of Dáil reforms is at an advanced stage. The Government Chief Whip has held discussions with the Dáil Whips, the Ceann Comhairle, the Dáil Reform sub-committee of the Dáil CP...More Button

Disabilities Statistics

According to the Census 2011 results, there were 333,571 persons aged between 16 and 64 years who indicated that they had either a physical or intellectual disability.

  Of thes...More Button

Emigration Data

The information requested by the Deputy regarding emigration is not available for the period specified, namely from 1 January 2010 to date.

  Annual Population and Migration Esti...More Button

Care Services

According to the Census 2011 results, there were 187,112 people who said they provide regular unpaid help for a friend or family member with a long term illness, health problem or disability. 50.8 ...More Button

Income Data

The Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC) in Ireland is a household survey covering a broad range of issues in relation to income and living conditions.

  The results for...More Button