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Donohoe, Paschal

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Garda Station Closures

Was asked: the position regarding the sale of a Garda station (details supplied) which is now closed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Monuments

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 285 to 289, inclusive, of 28 March 2017, the reason the Office of Public Works is not in a position to state conclusively the name of the person who was resp...More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

Was asked: if his Department is considering an application made by Donegal County Council for a seawall at Machaire Rabhartaigh, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if funding will be made available for a flood protection scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the status of the development of flood relief measures and proposals in relation to individual property protection assistance to home owners; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Stations

Was asked: the status of the new Bailieborough Garda station; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Civil Service Conciliation and Arbitration Scheme

Was asked: the reason a union (details supplied) which by their own published financial accounts for 2015 and 2016 has provided funding (details supplied) to a campaign, and is still being recognised under th...More Button

The particular organisation referred to by the Deputy is not registered as a political organisation on the current register of political parties in Ireland. It is therefore considered that no issue...More Button

Industrial Relations

Was asked: if action can be taken to ensure that members of an association (details supplied) can have access to the State's dispute resolution machinery in respect of their ongoing entitlements; and if he wi...More Button

In terms of access to the State's dispute resolution machinery, the Workplace Relations Commission and related institutions provide advice and assistance on industrial relatio...More Button

Public Sector Staff

Was asked: the legislative basis for established positions in the Civil Service; the essential rights and entitlements of such employees; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 is the key legislative basis for established positions in the civil service. It defines an established position as "a position in which established service is...More Button

To a large extent the actual differences between established and unestablished service are historical, other than in the case of pensions.  Reflecting developments in employment law the rights of...More Button

The Civil Service Regulation (Amendment) Act 2005 provided for the abolition of the distinction in the tenure arrangements on the basis of whether a civil servant is established or unestablished ...More Button

Similarly the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 means that the framework under which recruitment to the public service is carried out is now the same for all civil...More Button

The terms and conditions of civil servants are determined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under section 17 of the Civil Service Regulation Act 1956 and civil servants, whether e...More Button

There are some differences in the pension terms and the retirement ages that apply to established and unestablished civil servants. In general, for those who entered prior to 1 April 2004, and w...More Button

Public Sector Staff Retirements

Was asked: when it is intended to extend the mandatory retirement age across the public service and Civil Service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy is aware, an interdepartmental working group, chaired by my Department, was established early in 2016 to examine the issues arising from prevailing retirement ages for workers in both...More Button

Office of Public Works Properties

Was asked: the number of vacant buildings or units in the ownership or control of the Office of Public Works; the locations of same; and the length of time they have been unoccupied in each case.More Button

Workplace Relations Services Data

Was asked: the adjudications and the findings of the Workplace Relations Commission in respect of public bodies in each of the years 2015 to 2016 and to date in 2017 that have not been accepted by the line De...More Button

It is the position that my Department was not approached by public bodies directly under its aegis in relation to adjudications or findings arising from the Workplace Relations Commission in respec...More Button

Inniúlacht sa Ghaeilge sa Státseirbhís

Molaim Ceisteanna Uimh. 443 go 445, cuimsitheach, a fhreagairt le chéile.More Button

Tabharfaidh mé freagra ar na ceisteanna seo ón Teachta mar gheall ar an státseirbhís. Tá Airí éagsúla freagrach as na réimsí eile sa tseirbhís phoiblí.More Button

Is maith is eol dom na moltaí atá déanta ag an gCoimisinéir Teanga mar chuid dá 'Theachtaireacht ar Chóras na Scéimeanna Teanga'.More Button

Mar chúlra ar an scéal, d'fhaomh an Rialtas cur chuige nua le tacú le hinniúlacht Gaeilge sa státseirbhís a thabhairt isteach sa bhliain 2014.More Button

Cuireadh socruithe i bhfeidhm in ionad an pholasaí le marcanna bónais don inniúlacht sa Ghaeilge a bhronnadh in earcaíocht don státseirbhís agus i gcomórtais ardaithe toisc nach raibh sé ag sásam...More Button

Leagadh cúram ar an Seirbhís um Cheapacháin Phoiblí fo-phainéil a bhunú mar chuid den bheartas earcaíochta oscailte atá acu. Thairis sin, mar chuid den Phleanáil Fórsa Saothair, iarradh ar Ranna...More Button

Is cuid lárnach é an próiseas seo le cinntiú go mbeidh aird ar leith ar na ceapacháin lena mbaineann riachtanas inniúlachta sa Ghaeilge leo sna comórtais earcaíochta, comórtais oscailte agus comó...More Button

D'fhógair an iar-Aire den Chaitheachas Phoiblí agus Athchóirithe i mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2014 go raibh deireadh leis an moratóir earcaíochta sa tSeirbhís Phoiblí agus cuireadh cumhachtaí bhainistí...More Button

Tá comhaontú seirbhíse i bhfeidhm idir mo roinn agus an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta. Leagtar amach an ról atá ag an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnótha...More Button

Tuigtear go bhfuil comhaontú i bhfeidhm idir Foras na Gaeilge agus Gaelchultúr Teoranta do sholáthar oiliúna Gaeilge don Státseirbhíse. Tuigtear dom go bhfuil breis agus 1,200 státseirbhíseach a...More Button

Cé go bhfuil na fo-phainéil do dhaoine le hinniúlacht sa Ghaeilge curtha le chéile ag an tSeirbhís Um Cheapacháin Phoiblí, tá sé deacair orthu daoine a bhogadh óna bpoist reatha go dtí na suíomha...More Button

Is eol dom go raibh cruinnithe ag oifigigh ón Roinn le hoifigigh ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta leis an bpróiseas earcaíochta do dhaoine le hinniúlach...More Button

Aithním an tábhacht a bhaineann le líon foirne le hinniúlacht sa Ghaeilge agus ar féidir leo seirbhisí a chur ar fáil trí mheán na Gaeilge. Aithneofar i scéimeanna teanga sna ranna éagsúla amach ...More Button

Public Sector Pensions

Was asked: his views on increasing pensions of retired public servants in line with the pay rises being implemented for serving public servants; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I refer the Deputy to my reply to Parliamentary Question no. 10500/17 on 2 March 2017.More Button

Departmental Properties

Was asked: the amount of money spent across Departments over the past five years on maintaining vacant or unused State-owned properties, including security arrangements.More Button