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McGrath, Michael

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Hospital Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the action being taken to address the fact that four of the seven permanent radiation oncology posts at Cork University Hospital are either vacant or filled on a temporary basis while one of the fi...More Button

Mental Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans in place to increase psychiatry of later life staffing levels in CHO 4 which are currently at barely a third of the level recommended under A Vision For Change; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Diplomatic Representation

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the nature of diplomatic ties between Ireland and Vietnam; his plans to further develop the links; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Budget Measures

Asked the Minister for Finance: the pre-committed expenditure for Budget 2020; the demographics, capital commitments and other pre-committed expenditure including the nominal equivalent for each component; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the breakdown of non-voted expenditure carried over for Budget 2020; the other general Government commitments that will impact Budget 2020; the GEC increases and negative DRMs that will impact Budg...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the discretionary revenue raising measures that will impact Budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Financial Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number and value of charge-back refunds requested by customers of regulated entities; the amount of refunds issued by those entities in respect of transactions not authorised by the cardholder ...More Button

Brexit Preparations

Asked the Minister for Finance: the estimated nominal general Government balance in each of the years 2020 to 2024 in a disorderly Brexit scenario; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the projected Exchequer borrowing requirements in each year between 2020 and 2024 under the orderly and the disorderly Brexit scenarios, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the meaning of the phrases "automatic stabilisers" and "temporary, targeted support for the sectors most affected"; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Summer Economic Statement

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason €600 million is included in annexe 1 of the summer economic statement for tax reductions; the tax head or tax heads the €600 million falls under; the reason apparent budgetary decisions ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the €600 million outlined in annexe 1 of the summer economic statement is incorporated in the indicative nominal budgetary package in table 6 of the statement; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

National Broadband Plan Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Finance: the projected cost of the national broadband plan included in the pre-committed expenditure in each of the years 2021 to 2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Government Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his views on the commentary by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council on page 74 of its fiscal assessment that the expenditure forecasts for 2020-2023 are not credible and that the technical assumptions...More Button

Budget 2019

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the Christmas bonus has been incorporated in the forecast of the general Government balance for 2019; his views on the IFAC observation that it is not; the amount the Christmas bonus is projecte...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the cost of the Christmas bonus for 2019 is in the base and therefore provided for in his budgetary arithmetic; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Protected Disclosures Data

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the number of protected disclosures made to date under the whistle-blower legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

State Examinations

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the policy on students who become ill during the junior certificate or leaving certificate exams and that, for example, need to be hospitalised; the arrangements in place to deal with this scenario...More Button

School Transport Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if an application for school transport for a child (details supplied) in County Cork will be approved in view of the circumstances that apply; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Crime Prevention

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the anti-corruption framework here; the major policy and legislative changes to tackle corruption in recent years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Criminal Assets Bureau

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will report on the Criminal Assets Bureau since its establishment; the quantity and value of assets seized; his plans to strengthen the legislation further; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

Trade Data

Asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation: the level of trade between Ireland and Vietnam; her plans to further develop trade links; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cancer Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: if the HSE and CervicalCheck have sought a reassurance from a laboratory (details supplied) that the personal details of Irish women availing of the CervicalCheck screening programme were not expos...More Button

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the projected cost of the national children’s hospital in each of the years 2021 to 2024; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the cost of the national children’s hospital is €1.73 billion as mentioned in a report (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disabilities Assessments

Asked the Minister for Health: when a child (details supplied) in County Cork will have an assessment of need carried out; the date they joined the list; the current number of the child on the list; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to review the situation by which the childcare provider is deemed to be the employer and therefore liable for holiday day, PRSI and so on for persons providing services under the AIM prog...More Button

Childcare Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will review a situation in view of the operational and administrative difficulties that arise in which a childcare provider (details supplied) in County Cork has been requested to have two s...More Button

State Pensions

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the way in which approved retirement funds, ARF, distributions are treated with regard to PRSI contributions and entitlement to the State pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Civil Registration Legislation

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 29 May 2019, the progress made in relation to the commencement of section 13 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014; the position that pertains ...More Button