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Ó Snodaigh, Aengus

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


Other Questions - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will guarantee that there will be no further cuts to the current 35% funding cut from his Department to the National Women’s Council of Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

International Agreements: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

International Co-operation: Motion

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Community Employment Schemes: Motion

I move:More Button

I wish to share time with Deputies Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Seán Crowe, Mary Lou McDonald and Martin Ferris, in that order.More Button

Tá rún rí-thábhachtach curtha os ár gcomhair inniu ag Sinn Féin. Déanann sé déileáil le ceist atá tábhachtach do...More Button

Táim ag impí ar an Aire agus ar a cúlbhinseoirí tacú leis an rún seo. Níl mé ag iarraidh uirthi coimre a dhéanamh ar an chinneadh a r...More Button

They say a society should be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members. A Government can be judged by what it chooses to cut or support, and this Government’s priorities are becomi...More Button

Two weeks ago, when I debated this issue with the Minister, I charged that after she had decided on the cuts in the budget, the review of those cuts was announced solely for the purpose of allowing...More Button

If further evidence were needed to demonstrate that the outcome of the ongoing review was predetermined, it came in the form of a letter issued by the Minister on 3 February. The note enclosed wit...More Button

How much money is the Government cutting from the CE budget in total? The Minister has been keen to emphasise a figure of €27.5 million, but this is a mere fraction of the actual cuts being i...More Button

Many community employment schemes have developed in recent years to plug the gaping holes in public service provision left by successive Governments, about which there is no argument. The schemes ...More Button

Nobody denies the value of the community employment scheme to communities. I take it as a given that all Members agree on this; I have not heard anybody say the scheme has not played an important ...More Button

The Minister appears to want to measure community employment schemes and make funding conditional on financial factors alone. In announcing the review she promised not to close schemes that could ...More Button

If the Government parties are determined to deal only in economics, I ask them to consider the consequential cost of cutting community employment schemes. If community employment and other communi...More Button

By voting for the budget cuts targeted at community employment schemes the Labour Party and Fine Gael are undermining the fabric of Irish society in more ways than one. They are undermining the ov...More Button

Accessing training, education and work is also contingent on the availability of affordable child care and the community employment scheme is the bedrock of community child care. Community child c...More Button

Community child care services also rely heavily on lone parents who staff centres. However, by abolishing concurrent payments and the community employment qualified child increase the Minister is ...More Button

There should be two forms of community employment scheme — one focused on progression into the labour market and the other focused on community-based service provision. The Government must s...More Button

I had intended to say a great deal more about other aspects of the community employment scheme, but I wish to focus on lone parents. The Government’s first budget placed the burden of recove...More Button

I urge the Members of the House to support this motion and reverse, not review, the cut announced in December.More Button

How much will new participants receive? The Minister misquoted me because I did not mention anything about any parent. She is misrepresenting what I said. It is €297 instead of €504. ...More Button

Here the decisions are determined by a Government in this State. In the North, they are determined by a government in Westminster.More Button

We are not blaming anyone.More Button

The Minister is encouraging me.More Button

The Minister should not cut it then.More Button

The Minister should reverse the cuts.More Button

They are to be determined.More Button

The Minister did not need to make cuts first before the review.More Button

Or child care.More Button

Many already have jobs.More Button

The Minister should ask lone parents, some 60% of whom are in work.More Button

They are not.More Button

They are not backing the Minister in any shape or form.More Button

We did not support it.More Button

It is all the supervisors’ fault. Look at all the money they get.More Button

The easiest way to reduce the budget would be to give them jobs.More Button

Jobs — the elephant in the room.More Button

The Government could invest in job creation, but it will not. It is quite simple.More Button

I know the Minister is sorry.More Button

If the Minister is referring to reductions, she should ask lone parents about the reductions under that heading.More Button

Is the Minister not listening to the OECD?More Button

Create jobs.More Button

Written Answers - National Women’s Strategy

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the details of his review of the national women’s strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who was placed by FÁS in the Cherry Orchard Community Training Centre in October 2011 has not yet been paid by FÁS; if he will ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason for the delay in processing an appeal for the one-parent family payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10. More Button

Written Answers - Waste Management

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will confirm that the transfer of domestic waste collection by Dublin City Council to a company (details supplied) was in compliance with the EU tendering process; his views that there was no...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will acquire all written documentation provided to Defence Forces personnel relating to Lariam, either prior to or at the time of drug prescription, prior to deployment, while overseas, or wh...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22 had their medical card revoked in July 2011, despite no changes in their income accruing and they now have no way of paying for medication, which...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason behind the decision to cut staff numbers at a care centre (details supplied) in County Dublin further, which will now have only five staff, down from nine in 2010 and still trying to del...More Button