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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Budget Statement 2018 (Continued)

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Health Services Staff Data

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy..More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy..More Button

Conscious of the reports of the Ombudsman in 2011 and 2012 regarding the legal status of both the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Scheme in the context of the Equal Status Acts, th...More Button

Occupational Therapy

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy..More Button

Autism Support Services

I propose to take Questions Nos. 342 to 344, inclusive, together.More Button

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the servic...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy..More Button

Speech and Language Therapy Provision

The Programme for a Partnership Government commits that a new in-school speech and language service will be established to support young children as part of a more integrated support system. More Button

The Health Service Executive undertook an extensive review of existing Speech and Language therapy provision earlier this year and the findings and recommendations of that review, which is based ...More Button

It has been shown across the OECD as the most effective way of managing and intervening with the educational and social issues consequential to speech and language difficulties in children. More Button

Teachers and SLTs have different but complementary skills in developing children’s language and learning. SLTs are trained to take a linguistically analytical approach to language, while teacher...More Button

A joint working group, made up of The Department of Health, The Department of Education and Skills, The Health Service Executive and The National Council for Special Education, has been establish...More Button

Question No. 371 answered with Question No. 340.More Button

Question No. 372 answered with Question No. 367.More Button

Health Services Data

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

  Question No. 394 withdrawn.More Button

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

As the Deputy will be aware, Ireland signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007 and since then, successive Governments have emphasised Ireland’s strong commitment to p...More Button

Mobility Allowance

Conscious of the reports of the Ombudsman in 2011 and 2012 regarding the legal status of both the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant Scheme in the context of the Equal Status Acts, th...More Button

Occupational Therapy Staff

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services...More Button

As the Deputy's question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive, HSE, for direct reply to the Deputy..More Button

Home Care Packages

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Disability Allowance Payments

I confirm that my Department received an application for disability allowance, DA, from this man on 3 July 2017. The claim was awarded with effect from 5 July 2017, the first pay date following re...More Button

Question No. 678 answered with Question No. 659.More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Applications

The Department is currently experiencing delays in the processing of Domiciliary Care Allowance, DCA, claims due to an increase in claim volumes and the need for more detailed decisions to be provi...More Button

Applications are processed in date of receipt order, having regard to the complexity of each individual case. An application for DCA was received in respect of this child on 19 September 2017. ...More Button

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The Department is currently experiencing delays in the processing of Domiciliary Care Allowance, DCA, claims due to an increase in claim volumes and the need for more detailed decisions to be provi...More Button

Applications are processed in date of receipt order, having regard to the complexity of each individual case. An application for DCA was received in respect of this child on 30 May 2017. While ...More Button

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Disability Allowance Applications

I can confirm that my Department is in receipt of an application for disability allowance, DA, from this lady. The application was referred by a deciding officer, DO, to a social welfare investiga...More Button

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Fuel Allowance Applications

The gentleman in question is in receipt of Invalidity Pension and is in receipt of fuel allowance under the national fuel scheme from 14 October 2010. His preferred payment option has been changed...More Button

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