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Sherlock, Sean

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Medical Products

I am speaking on behalf of a three year old boy from Killeagh in County Cork, Adam King. He has been waiting for a wheelchair since last July. I have been asking the Minister for Health about thi...More Button

Medical Products (Continued)

Without a wheelchair, he is forced to spend much of his time on the ground on all fours. He has a walking frame but his mother, Fiona, says that it is too heavy to manoeuvre comfortably and he tir...More Button

I welcome the Minister's reply. To be fair to him, he has empathised with the case. I welcome his comments in regard to the Department having identified the need for an improvement programme in a...More Button

I welcome the Minister's comments. I hope that in raising this case in the Dáil cognisance will be taken of the fact there is a three year old boy in our midst who needs a wheelchair now.More Button

Credit Union Sector Report: Motion (Continued)

This is a timely and important review of the credit union sector, a sector which has served the people of Ireland well and which continues to deliver excellent services in an ethical manner in comm...More Button

It is evident that the Central Bank is well advanced on its road to eliminating smaller credit unions while handicapping the medium and larger ones. The report calls for constructive engagement ...More Button

It is disturbing to read in the report that the representative bodies raised serious concerns about the existing regulatory environment. Their view is that the current framework is disproportion...More Button

The Central Bank's one-size-fits-all approach is a blunt and ineffective instrument. Volunteer directors and paid staff live in terror of the heavy hand of the regulator which knows it can push ...More Button

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on the relatively low loans-to-savings ratio in credit unions. The main problem here is the cost of regulatory reserves. Every €10 lodged in a credit un...More Button

It was very disturbing to learn in the course of the hearings at the committee how many of the recommendations of the Commission on Credit Unions had been ignored by the Central Bank. It was sev...More Button

I take this opportunity to ask the Minister about the status of the public banking investigation.More Button

We have been told since before Christmas that the report is complete. We are awaiting its publication. This will also have an impact on the future of the credit unions' business model.More Button

Are we content to have Ireland go back to a banking duopoly involving Allied Irish Banks and Bank of Ireland? Are we prepared to risk our entire society again by being held to ransom by these tw...More Button

Schools Site Acquisitions

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding a site for a new school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position with regard to the tenders for a new school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Mayoral Election

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans in terms of a directly elected mayor for County Cork.More Button