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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Youth Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will list the funding allocations for each of the past five years for each funded youth project in the city of Dublin and throughout the State; her plans to secure additional funding for the...More Button

Child Care Costs

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the proposals she has to improve the level of child care and early education cost supports, particularly for parents on low to middle incomes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will re-examine the case of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford with respect to the failure of a previous employer to provide a P45. More Button

Banks Recapitalisation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an assessment of the overall cost to the State of the bailout of Permanent TSB if senior bondholders had been wiped out in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an assessment of the overall cost to the State of the bailout of Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society if senior bondholders had been wiped out in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide an assessment of the overall cost to the State of the bailout of Allied Irish Banks and the Educational Building Society if senior bondholders had been wiped out in March 2011.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 179, 180, 188 and 227 of 26 March 2013, to which he, in part, responded that the Eurogroup advised against this proposal, but it recognised that fiscal measu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will estimate the additional provision that will need to be made in the accounts of Bank of Ireland; if that bank has to write down the value of non-performing loans to the value of the under...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his position regarding the provision of additional capital to Bank of Ireland, should that bank decide to pursue a new rights issue.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he shares the view of the European Commission, from a statement by its spokesperson on 26 March 2013, that the European Stability Mechanism, to which he has already contributed €509m, will not b...More Button

Economic Growth Rate

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm that the economy is back in recession; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

IMF Loan Issues

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 96 of 21 March 2013, if he will confirm that the State is paying a higher rate of interest on its borrowings from the International Monetary Fund than the rate...More Button

State Banking Sector

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm the stake held in Bank of Ireland by the American group of investors (details supplied); the consideration paid for that stake; the stake held by the State in Bank of Ireland; an...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide his assessment of the performance of Permanent TSB, in which he owns 99.5% of the shares, and which has just published its report and accounts for 2012.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he is concerned that the Chief Executive Officer of Permanent TSB, in which he owns 99.5% of the shares, is now estimating a return to profitability at PTSB in five years compared to previous re...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason deposits at Permanent TSB, in which he owns 99.5% of the shares, falling from €17.267bn at 30 June 2012 to €16.639bn at 31 December 2012.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his assessment of the performance of Allied Irish Banks, in which he owns 99.8% of the shares, which reported its results for 2012 on 27 March 2013.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: his assessment as to the reason Allied Irish Banks, in which he owns 99.8% of the shares, predicts that it will return to profitability in 2014 but that Permanent TSB, in which he owns 99.5% of the...More Button

Banking Sector

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he is concerned that following the recent sale by KBC and Banco Santander of their 21.4% share in the Polish bank, Bank Zachodni WBK, for €1.2bn, that Allied Irish Banks in which he holds 99.8% ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm the current deficit in the pension scheme of Bank of Ireland, in which he owns 15% of the shares and in which he owns a substantial preference shareholding; and if addressing the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 193 of 26 March 2013, the way advertised threat of forcing banks to write down the value of problem loans to the value of the underlying security is any differ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to recent reports on the amount of exposure by German and British interests to the Irish banking system in 2008, his views on whether this exposure will be analogous to the amount of exposu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will confirm the sum owed by the Thomas Crosbie group to Allied Irish Banks, in which he owns 99.8% of the shares, immediately prior to the receivership and examinership of companies within t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to the publication of the 2012 annual report and accounts for Allied Irish Banks, if he will provide the details of the €1.2bn deleveraging of EBS buy-to-let mortgages in 2012 referred to o...More Button

Banking Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to the recent publication of the report and accounts for Bank of Ireland for 2012, in which the Chief Executive Officer confirmed that he had waived €67,000 of his remuneration, if he has s...More Button

Mortgage Resolution Processes

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 194 of 26 March 2013, in which he stated that banks have been given targets of proposing sustainable mortgage solutions to 20% of mortgage loans that are 90 da...More Button

NAMA Property Sales

Asked the Minister for Finance: the procedure adopted by the National Asset Management Agency when a substantial multi million euro offer is made to the Agency for a property on its foreclosure list which is not presently listed ...More Button

NAMA Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 230 of 13 November 2012, if he will provide a breakdown of the legal fees paid by the National Asset Management Agency for 2012, and to date in 2013, including...More Button

Eurozone Crisis

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to the confirmation by Moody’s Investors Services of Ireland’s sovereign debt junk status with a negative outlook, which Moody’s sought to justify by stating the euro areas continued vulner...More Button

Credit Unions

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason he endorsed the imposition of a special manager on a credit union (details supplied) in County Kildare at a cost expected to exceed €2 million, on a financially struggling credit union.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason the directors, staff or stakeholders of a credit union (details supplied) in County Kildare have not been advised as to the special manager's role within the credit union.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason as per the Credit Union Act 1997 the special manager and Ernst and Young has refused to hold an AGM for a credit union (details supplied) in County Kildare despite public and directors' ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the work carried out by a person (details supplied) on behalf of Ernst and Young to justify bills of more than €9,500 per week, in total over €2 million, paid for by ordinary members of a credit un...More Button

Mortgage Arrears Proposals

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of submissions, and names of individual groups who made submissions to the Central Bank during its consultation on the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears, the deadline of which was 10 A...More Button

School Transport Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a child is eligible for school transport under the primary school transport scheme to a school other than their nearest school on an equal footing as other eligible children in cases where the n...More Button

Schools Building Projects Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide an update of the progress of the application for an extension in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; when his Department first received an application for t...More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has further considered the submission from Down Syndrome Ireland that they submitted regarding his Department's review of the general allocation model of teaching supports; if he is of the vi...More Button

School Patronage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide details of a proposed new school (details supplied) in County Dublin; the type of school; the size; the catchment area; the time scale for its construction; and when it expects t...More Button

Company Law

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: his plans to examine the so called prepack receiverships to address concerns that companies are being bought out of debt by their existing owners, with limited marketing of the business to other po...More Button

Private Residential Tenancies Board Remit

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 136 and 144 on 21 March 2013, in which she stated she had obtained data from the Private Residential Tenancies Board including a snapshot of the PRTB’s datab...More Button

Job Vacancies

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of persons who have had their attention brought to a job (details supplied) by her Department; the number of jobs outside the island of Ireland her Department has brought to the attentio...More Button

Broadcasting Sector Regulation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if Radio Telefís Éireann journalists and presenters are subject to contracts which prevent them doing their job in a way which will undermine the objectives, including the commercial objectives, of...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he will lay before the Oireachtas the latest report and financial statements of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.More Button

Broadcasting Sector Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he will provide a list of the top ten remuneration packages paid at RTE in 2011 and 2012, including the packages paid to presenters and management; and, if such information cannot be provided be...More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason an estate (details supplied) in County Dublin was not included on the current or previous list of unfinished estates prepared by his Department; and if he will consider its inclusion.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the criteria used in the compilation of the list of unfinished estates by his Department; and the criteria used in drawing up the initial list under the previous Government.More Button

Local Authority Finances

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 165 and 166 of 21 March 2013, if he will provide, in tabular form, the total income of local authorities for 2002-2010 setting out amounts received under the ...More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when full approval will be granted by his Department for a project (details supplied) in County Donegal, which has been initially approved for funding by DLDC and has been referred to his Departmen...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the total amount of money that has been allocated to projects under the LEADER programme to date; the total amount of money available for allocation under the LEADER programme; and if he will make ...More Button

Election Management System

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: following the recent by-election in Meath East, the steps he took to reserving polling station and count staff positions for those on the live register where practicable; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: following the recent by-election in Meath East, if he will outline the requirements in respect of the advertising of polling station and count staff positions in advance of each election; and if he...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: following the recent by-election in Meath East, the number of the persons employed in the following roles in the by-election who were immediately previously unemployed or on the live register: Spec...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: following the recent by-election in Meath East, if he will provide the number of the persons employed in the following roles in the by-election, and the average remuneration provided: Special Presi...More Button

Liquor Licensing Laws

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if there is any current provision similar to section 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2000, which was in operation for one year, to allow those who currently hold a restricted publican licence to ...More Button

Crime Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the controls which exist in An Garda Síochána to ensure that all reported crimes are captured for statistical purposes by the Central Statistics Office.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the way a member of the public who has reported a crime to An Garda Síochána can be confident that the crime has been captured for statistical purposes by the Central Statistics Office.More Button

Sheep Technology Adoption Programme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will consider granting a special derogation to sheep farmers on the offshore island of Arranmorein County Donegal regarding the eligibility requirement of a stocking level of 30 breeding ewes...More Button

Food Labelling

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to the publication by his Department of the recent report on the horse meat scandal, if he will outline the sanctions he intends pursuing against companies and individuals criticized in the...More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the current capacity of medium to long term residential care beds in County Donegal specifically designated for children and teenagers awaiting long term foster care or identified at being at risk ...More Button

Homeless Persons Supports

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of funding provided by the Health Service Executive to bodies working in the area of homelessness in each year for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and the amounts projected for 2013 s...More Button

Food Safety Authority Meetings

Asked the Minister for Health: when the board of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland will have sufficient directors so as to enable it to lawfully meet.More Button

Disability Support Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the total number of staff employed by the specialist services for children within the multidisciplinary autism team in County Donegal; if he will provide in tabular form the number of staff employe...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the current waiting times for an initial appointment with the relevant children’s specialists on the autism team in County Donegal; the average length of time from when a child is initially referre...More Button

Disability Support Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of funding that has been allocated to the Donegal Autism Service specifically for the support of children diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum in County Donegal for 2008, 2009, 20...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if he has considered correspondence sent to him outlining the situation whereby two Departments (details supplied) in Sligo Regional Hospital have taken the decision to suspend referrals from gener...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether it is acceptable that a person (details supplied) in County Donegal, who was referred by their general practitioner in June 2012 as an urgent case for a surgical procedure due ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) may expect to receive treatment for a condition at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the current waiting times for an appointment with a dermatology specialist in both Letterkenny General Hospital and Sligo Regional Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Websites

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Question No. 1235 of 6 November 2012, if he will now provide the details requested.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to the purchase of the Ireland.com domain name from The Irish Times for €495,000 in October 2012 by Tourism Ireland Limited which operates under the auspices of his Department, if he is con...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to the purchase of the Ireland.com domain name from The Irish Times for €495,000 in October 2012 by Tourism Ireland Limited which operates under the auspices of his Department, if he is con...More Button