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Collins, Niall

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

Since last Sunday, the Government has engaged in a co-ordinated strategy that has served to undermine the Office of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. On Monday, the Taoiseach took to the me...More Button

On Tuesday evening, we had statements in the House on the issue and the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions met yesterday for a further discussion of the matter. Speaking o...More Button

Does the Tánaiste believe the Taoiseach was correct in demanding publicly that the GSOC level with the Minister? Was the commission right to apologise to the Minister? Has the independence of t...More Button

It is difficult to figure out what the Labour Party stands for. The Tánaiste is continuing the narrative that the Government has been peddling all week. The message is that there is nothing to se...More Button

Yesterday, I asked the chairman of the GSOC, Mr. O'Connor, if he had specifically informed the Minister for Justice and Equality that the commission had opened an investigation and inquiry into A...More Button

This issue has knock-on consequences. As I stated, the Director of Public Prosecutions is not hauled before a Minister to explain the reason for not proceeding with a prosecution in the vilest o...More Button

The Tánaiste did not answer my question on my party's call to establish an independent panel of experts headed by a High Court judge to examine this issue. The reason this issue is so serious i...More Button

The committee heard exactly the opposite of what the Government has been saying all week.More Button

It is not good enough. What does the Tánaiste stand for, if not for the independence of the ombudsman and supporting the individuals in question who were appointed by the President on the nominati...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Government is not supporting it.More Button

The Government has been undermining GSOC all week. The Tánaiste should not now be trying to turn it around.More Button

No, it is not.More Button

The Government did not show it any respect this week.More Button

We want answers.More Button

Order of Business

I have nothing on the Order of Business.More Button

We acknowledged the emergency workers working all night.More Button

General Practitioner Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of GP dispensing facilities that have been withdrawn by the primary care reimbursement services since the start of 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the PCRS is unilaterally withdrawing dispensing facilities from GPs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the actions he will take to deal with the call made to him by parents of the outreach classes in a school (details supplied) in Dublin 12 in respect of the proposed closure of this school with part...More Button

HIQA Investigations

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline the action he is taking to ensure that all Health Information and Quality Authority report recommendations into Tallaght hospital are now implemented; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button