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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

I too ask the Taoiseach for a briefing of party leaders. There is great frustration and angst as people all over the country do not know what is going on. We need the PUP payment restored for all...More Button

In that context, if the Ceann Comhairle will allow me, I made comments earlier about Dr. Holohan and I asked where he had been for the past number of months. I understand totally where he has be...More Button

I want to apologise to his wife and family for any hurt caused.More Button

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On a point of clarification about what the Taoiseach said, we have not had a leaders' briefing in three weeks. We have had only one since he became Taoiseach. I missed last week's meeting but we ...More Button

Farmers and self-employed people are being discriminated against under the fair deal scheme for nursing home care. This issue has been bandied around for several years. The former Minister of Sta...More Button

Bus Services

Asked the Minister for Transport: his plans to ensure that Bus Éireann retains all of its expressway services and to improve regional connectivity following announcement of plans by Bus Éireann to cut services; and if he will make ...More Button

Garda Stations

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the Garda stations within the Tipperary division that were refurbished by the OPW over the past 18 months; the nature of works carried out in each station; if each of the refurbishment works are co...More Button

Housing Estates

Asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage: the reason Tipperary County Council has been refused funding under the multi-annual funding programme to proceed with the taking-in-charge of estates; the funding that has been provided to Tipperar...More Button

Passport Data

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs: the number of passports reported lost or stolen to the Passport Office in 2019 and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education: the amount spent by her Department on school minor works project in each of the years of 2017 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education: if she is satisfied with the levels of computer literacy amongst students leaving secondary school; the computer literacy education second level students receive in all schools; if all students rec...More Button

Community Employment Schemes

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position in relation to the implementation of the Labour Court recommendation that community employment supervisors should be entitled to a pension or gratuity; and if she will make a statement...More Button

Covid-19 Pandemic

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of deaths that have been declassified following incorrect classification as being Covid-19 related (details supplied); the correct number of deaths associated with Covid-19; his views on...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the total expenditure by the HSE on Covid-19 to date; a breakdown of the main areas of expenditure; the amount of increased capacity that has been added to the healthcare system since the onset of ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of Covid-19 related deaths reported in August and September 2020 that occurred in a hospital setting; the other settings in which these deaths occurred; the number of deaths that occurre...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if both Gorey and Thomastown district hospitals had been designated as Covid-19 step-down facilities; if the step-down designation of both Gorey and Thomastown district hospitals has been removed, ...More Button

Speech and Language Therapy

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children waiting for speech and therapy appointments in County Tipperary; if full speech and therapy services have resumed in the county; if there is a full complement of speech and l...More Button

Respite Care Services

Asked the Minister for Health: when day and overnight respite sessions will recommence in each community health organisation, in tabular form.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to open a new dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanning unit in South Tipperary General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Home Help Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of home helps that have retired from the HSE since 2008; the number of new home helps that have been employed in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Covid-19 Tests

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of cycles used in the PCT testing here for the detection of Covid-19; if he has concerns regarding the over-sensitivity of these tests; the steps he is taking to introduce more rapid tes...More Button