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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


Leaders’ Questions

Very soon more than 3,000 people will leave the health service. Before the previous general election the Taoiseach made a big deal about the health service and reform, and also about the principle...More Button

Will patients suffer because of the retirements and what will the Taoiseach do about it? Will the waiting lists get even longer? Last week a senior citizen who is an amputee had his home help hou...More Button

Who are the transition teams? What do they do and what it their remit? How can the Government say it can run the health service in the next few weeks given the huge loss of quality people? Does ...More Button

The Taoiseach mentioned local planners. How can one realistically run an overcrowded accident and emergency department, for example, which is already under major pressure and stress, with fewer pe...More Button

How, for example, can a disability service CEO provide the same emergency respite service with fewer hours and staff? For example, St. Michael’s House has seen its staffing reduce by 123 und...More Button

International Agreements: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

International Co-operation: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Community Employment Schemes: Motion

First, I thank the Leas-Cheann Comhairle for the opportunity to speak in this important debate on community employment schemes. At the outset, I thank and commend Sinn Féin on bringing this...More Button

In the real world, I visited Coolock last Monday where I listened to details of a highly valuable community employment scheme. It has dealt with many people who are at risk. Although it deals wit...More Button

Debate adjourned.More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 9.05 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 8 February 2012.More Button

Written Answers - Court Proceedings

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: his views on a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Bank Interest Rates

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will respond to correspondence regarding the European Central Bank rates (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Teaching Qualifications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will reply to issues raised in a document (details supplied) regarding maths teaching. More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) is entitled to a payment. More Button

Written Answers - Prospecting Licences

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: when exploration licences for hydraulic fracturing were granted; to whom they were granted; the locations for which they were granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the Commission for Energy Regulation regarding the recently published document titled, Petroleum Safety Implementation Project Overview: C.E.R./11...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if a person (details supplied) in County Dublin is entitled to a waiver of the household charge. More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding legislation (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - National Carer’s Strategy

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress that has been made in implementing the national carer’s strategy as outlined in the programme for Government; the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matte...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. More Button