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Adams, Gerry

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Ar dtús baire, cuirim fáilte ar ais roimh na Teachtaí go léir. Roimh tosú, b'fhéidir go nguífidh sibh lá breithe sona dár gcara, an Teachta Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, atá ag ceiliúradh breith lá tábhac...More Button

The Taoiseach knows that working lower and middle-income families and communities out there just cannot bear another heavy budget. The Taoiseach has spoken about a tough budget. Does the Govern...More Button

It is clear that the Government's previous budgets have failed the fairness test. The Government refuses point blank to equality proof its policies to identify the human costs of these policies ...More Button

This budget is an opportunity to lessen that burden. Will the Taoiseach take the opportunity now to confirm that the vulnerable will be protected? Would he give a commitment that the Government...More Button

The Taoiseach says he is waiting until all the information is available. We know that half a million people are unemployed and that there are thousands and thousands of families in mortgage distre...More Button

I ask the Taoiseach to give a very clear commitment that he will lift the burden of austerity from the citizens of this State.More Button

Order of Business

I was quite surprised to read about the various measures in the media and I do not consider them reforms of any substantive nature. I was surprised because of the commitment given not once by the ...More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Sinn Féin produced a comprehensive, detailed document on root and branch political reform. Perhaps when the Taoiseach eventually gets around to meeting us on political reform, that might be on the...More Button

What about an all-Ireland strategy?More Button

Tax Rebates

Asked the Minister for Finance: if a person (details supplied) in County Limerick is entitled to a tax refund; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Third Level Course Accreditation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will intervene in the crisis facing the 21 students studying audiology in Athlone Institute of Technology whose course has been cancelled; the steps he has taken to date in relation this issu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to revive to reistate the four year BSc. course in audiology which has been cancelled by Athlone Institute of Technology; and the implications for the training of audiololgists here. More Button

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his plans to include Down syndrome in the list of low incidence complex disorders that will enable children with Down syndrome to receive special assistance in mainstream classrooms; and if he will...More Button

Leader Programmes Applications

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his Department has received an application for grant approval from Louth Leader Partnership in respect of an organisation (details supplied); the date on which the application was received; when...More Button

Housing Adaptation Grants Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he has decided to cut funding to local authorities for the provision of housing adaption grants for persons with disabilities or other special needs; if he will provide a breakdown of the fundin...More Button

Data Protection

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to the detrimental impact the inclusion of civil registration records in a forthcoming EU Data protection directive will have on genealogical, historical, and biogra...More Button

Property Ownership

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if family members or members of the public are entitled to view deeds of transfer held by the Property Registration Authority of Ireland under rule 188(8) of the Land Registration Rules 1972 or any...More Button

An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann is commonly referred to as the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland in the sector; the steps he is taking to ensure it is given its fu...More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a breakdown of the number of the 414 posts promised for mental health services in 2012 that were actually in place by the end of the 2012; the number that are now in place; wheth...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of the 477 posts promised for the mental health services in 2013 that are currently in position; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: if a decision has been taken to cut funding from a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 20; if clients of the service who turn 18 will be refused services at the hospital from December; if he will...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if dyspraxia is considered a disability; the services and supports available to persons with dyspraxia; if clinics or counselling are available to ensure that those who have dyspraxia get the best ...More Button

Courses Accreditation

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will intervene in the crisis facing the 21 students studying audiology in Athlone Institute of Technology whose course has been cancelled; the steps he or the Health Service Executive have ta...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will request the Health Service Executive to reinstate the acute and chronic pain management clinic in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and to have it included in their service plan for...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report

Asked the Minister for Health: when the final Report by Professor Oonagh Walsh into the practice of symphysiotomy will be published. More Button

Orthodontic Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide an update on the figures for children currently awaiting an orthodontic treatment place with particular reference to counties Louth and Meath. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the processes undertaken with regard to time frames from initial referrals and sunsequent assessments, guidelines used in determining clinical need, details of various categories of patients on tre...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a breakdown of the current staffing levels in respect of provision of orthodontic treatment for children; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

General Practitioner Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if there are any plans to remove the DOC service from the Cottage Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth following recent cuts to the North East Doctor on Call Service, or will there be any reduction o...More Button

Health Services Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 249 of 10 July 2013, if any of the positions referred to in that reply have now been filled; if he will detail the current vacancies in the mental health servi...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Louth. More Button

Search and Rescue Service

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Question No. 283 of 17 July 2013, if he has had any discussions or contacts with the RNLI in relation to the requirement for a D Class boat for the Clogherhead, County Lout...More Button

Coast Guard Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Question No. 287 of 17 July 2013, the steps that have been taken to fill the two outstanding vacancies among radio officers within the Coast Guard Service; if candidates ha...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide a breakdown of the number of radio officers employed in the rescue co-ordination stations at present and the number that were employed in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. More Button