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Deering, Patrick

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Community Care

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak on this issue today. I have been trying to raise it for the past six or seven weeks. Eventually, my time has come.More Button

To provide background to the situation, this concerns the Cheshire home group and, in particular, my local one in Tullow in County Carlow. Cheshire Ireland is a non-profit provider that is predo...More Button

A new policy on residential support for persons with disabilities has been agreed between the HSE and resident services providers. This policy is outlined in Time to Move on from Congregated Set...More Button

The Cheshire home group has experienced financial difficulties in recent times and since 2008 has been in severe difficulty. In an effort to counteract these difficulties, it entered into an agr...More Button

A commitment was given that no more staff would be made redundant until this issue was resolved. My understanding is that staff are to be made redundant in the next number of days and this issue...More Button

Community Care (Continued)

When will the HSE's commitment to make redundancy payments be honoured? I ask the Minister to give a commitment that no one will be made redundant until this issue has been resolved. More Button

I thank the Minister of State for her response. With the greatest respect, however, I am slightly disappointed and frustrated with it because my information differs entirely from the information p...More Button

Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to and support the Bill. I compliment Deputy Alan Kelly for bringing it forward. As he said, it is a commonsense Bill. I welcome the people from t...More Button

What will this do for the rural economy? The huge tourism potential has already been mentioned. Between the two premises I have mentioned, it is hoped to attract 100,000 visitors in the next fe...More Button

This is also very important from an agricultural point of view. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe has highlighted the plight of the tillage industry in the last year in particular but also across previous y...More Button

It is important that we support the Bill. As Deputy Alan Kelly said, it is a common-sense Bill. It is the last piece of the jigsaw required to make sure this is a sustainable business for the fut...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their medical card application.More Button