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McFadden, Nicky

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


VAT Rates Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the VAT rate of 9% for restaurant and catering services, hotel and holiday accommodation, admissions to cinemas, theatres, certain musical performances, museums and art gallery exhibitions, fair...More Button

Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a system of auditing banks is in place to ensure that they are delivering on lending promises and targets; the body that oversees such an audit; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he has considered the policy recommendations set out by the National Council for Special Education in its Policy Advice Paper on the Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Ireland, No...More Button

Public Procurement Regulations

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the measures taken by his Department to reform regulations and procedures in relation to public procurement in order to make it easier for Irish small and medium enterprises to gain access to publi...More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: when a register for all lobbyists will be introduced; the way the introduction of such a register will contribute to a more open and transparent Government; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if targeted measures will be introduced to increase working capital in small and medium enterprises; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Job Creation Numbers

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the number of new jobs that have been created in the digital gaming sector here in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the measures taken by her Department to allow those who avail of temporary work opportunities to return to social welfare protection in a timely manner; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Arts Plan

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the measures taken by his Department in conjunction with the Arts Council to protect the State's investment in regional arts infrastructure, particularly in the midlands region; and if he will make...More Button

Post Office Network

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he has considered the Irish Postmasters' Union 2012 Report on The Future of the Post Office Network in Ireland; the measures that can be taken at Government level to support the continuation of ...More Button

Register of Electors Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if a voter registration drive will be launched nationally in conjunction with local authorities and community groups in order to promote active citizenship; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Unfinished Housing Developments

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will outline, in tabular form, the amount of funding that has been allocated to local authorities in counties Westmeath and Longford to date to address urgent public safety issues on unfinish...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of unfinished housing developments in counties Longford and Westmeath that have had issues resovled and have had site resolution plans drawn up since the establishment of the national co...More Button

Fire Service Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide a timeframe for the roll out of a new computer aided mobilisation project system for handling fire service emergency calls; the way the system will improve the fire service's cal...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of leasing arrangements that have been established between Westmeath County Council, Longford County Council and the National Assets Management Agency to make properties available for th...More Button

Waste Management Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide an update on progress being made in implementing the resource opportunity waste management policy, particularly in relation to keeping costs down for the consumer and waste enfor...More Button

Garda Operations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will outline the number of Garda CCTV systems and community based CCTV systems currently operational in Counties Longford and Westmeath; if funding will be made available for the installation...More Button

Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will outline the range of rehabilitative programmes, counselling and psychology services available in the prison service to sex offenders; if participation in and completion of such programme...More Button

Immigration Policy

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress being made to reform the immigration, residency and asylum systems, particularly in relation to introducing a statutory appeals system and improving transparency; and if he will make a...More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of subsidiary protection and leave to remain applications that were approved in July and August 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Alternative Energy Projects

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will provide an update on the development of anaerobic digestion as a means of producing electricity and providing an added income option for farmers; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Sugar Quotas Abolition

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on whether the agreement to abolish all EU sugar quotas from September 2017 will assist in re-establishing the sugar industry here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Food Labelling

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will outline some of the measures taken by his Department and the relevant agencies to improve the food traceability system here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will outline the role and rights of grandparents in cases where children are in care; if grandparents can be made party to proceedings from the outset; if there are situations which would al...More Button

Care Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if the Health Service Executive will consider developing nationally a patient discharge summary for all persons leaving hospital care in order that information can be shared with their family carer...More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of staff that have exited the health service since 2011 through retirement and voluntary redundancy; the cost savings accruing from this reduction; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Rare Diseases Strategy Implementation

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide an update on the progress being made on the development of a national plan for rare diseases; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will consider the appointment of case workers in local health offices to provide a one-stop-shop service for family carers and those for whom they care; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress being made on the development of the National Paediatric Children's hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: when the review of the fair deal scheme will be completed and published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures being taken by the Health Service Executive to meet its childhood immunisation targets; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Safety Strategy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on progress being made by his Department to carry out policy reviews of drug driving legislation and speed limits under the road safety strategy; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Road Safety Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an update on the review of speed limits nationally; the date on which new guidelines on road signage and speed limits will be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button