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McGrath, Michael

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Mortgage Resolution Processes

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on recent statements from the European Commission on dealing with losses being incurred by banks relating to holdings of tracker mortgages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Mortgage Protection Policies

Asked the Minister for Finance: if his Department or the Central Bank of Ireland has an estimate of the number of mortgage holders whose life assurance or mortgage protection policy might have lapsed since the mortgage was taken ...More Button

Bank Charges

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason different charges can apply to ATM transactions depending on where the ATM is located including, for example, in a shop; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Banking Operations

Asked the Minister for Finance: the position regarding banks issuing drafts for less than €1,000; if the Central Bank of Ireland has been in contact with banks regarding the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

NAMA Portfolio

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 78 of 5 December 2013, the number of houses that have been transferred by the National Asset Management Agency to each local authority; the way this breaks dow...More Button

Bank Guarantee Scheme Bond Repayments

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will specify in detail the contingent liability exposure of the State relating to banking sector guarantees, including debts that have not yet matured under the eligible liabilities guarantee...More Button

State Debt

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide a detailed breakdown of Ireland's off-balance sheet debt; and if he will express the total as a percentage of our GDP; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Property Tax Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: the person responsible for the payment of the local property tax where a receiver has been appointed to the property by a financial institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a school (details supplied) in County Cork has had its appeal for a fourth class teacher for the 2014-15 school year refused; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: in respect of the Student Universal Support Ireland application for a person (details supplied) in County Cork, the reason the person has been assessed as being eligible for only 50% grant support ...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding the allocation of special needs assistants to children in a pre-school environment; if the allocation of SNAs to children in pre-schools by the National Council for Special E...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his view on whether the constitutional right to an appropriate and adequate education of a child in the State is, at present, upheld by the policies and practices in respect of children with specia...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the timeframe for the implementation in full of Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Sector Pensions

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the most up to date estimate of the accrued public sector pension liabilities facing the State; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform:

Question No. 426 answered with Question No. 415.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if it is now planned to revise, on a three year basis, the estimate of the accrued public sector pension liabilities facing the State in line with the recommendation in the Comptroller and Auditor ...More Button

Departmental Programmes

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: her plans for the introduction of a standard means test that would apply across all arms of Government to avoid the current situation whereby persons have to complete multiple means test forms depe...More Button

Social Insurance

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the current estimate of future liabilities her Department is facing in respect of the State pension contributory and State pension non contributory; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Local Authority Expenditure

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if money in a council's housing and building capital fund may be diverted and spent on other purposes including, for example, land acquisition; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the reason an application for a visa has been refused by his Department (details supplied).More Button

Insolvency Service of Ireland Funding

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the budget provided for the Insolvency Service of Ireland in 2014; the number of staff currently employed by the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Insolvency Service of Ireland Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of applications that have come before the Insolvency Service of Ireland; the number of debt relief notices, debt settlement arrangements and personal insolvency arrangements that have be...More Button

Blind Welfare Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has had their blind welfare allowance cut.More Button

Universal Health Insurance Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will respond to a query regarding plans for universal health insurance raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the total amount allocated to be spent on regional and local roads in the Galway City Council area in each year from 2010 to 2013; the total amount allocated for 2014; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Driver Licence Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will address an issue raised in correspondence by a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding the national driver licence service in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button