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Collins, Joan

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Youth Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will reverse the proposed cuts to youth projects and services via the City of Dublin Youth Services Board, CDYSB, in view of the importance of services to disadvantaged areas. More Button

Youth Services Provision (Continued)

The Minister will be aware that these youth services were put into the most disadvantaged areas of the country. That has not gone away, it has got worse. In the question I asked the Minister to r...More Button

Further cuts, we are told, will have a drastic effect on the service that these projects can provide for our youth. Early intervention prevents possible police contact, dropouts from school, etc...More Button

At a community policing forum in Crumlin recently, the cuts in youth services was debated. The police stated they were having difficulty in linking in and getting the service they needed in the ...More Button

The Government states €1 billion has been saved from the promissory note. Why not use some of that funding to ring-fence these services that are crucial in the area? There are certain areas tha...More Button

The Minister is saying the budget she has is challenging, but the situation of the youth services is also challenging. They have advised they cannot deliver the services required with these cuts. ...More Button

We were told that we saved €1 billion from the promissory note being pushed back. Why is that not being used?More Button

Industrial Relations

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason the appropriate official from her Department did not attend invitations to discuss a serious issue (details supplied) at the behest of the Labour Relations Commission; her views on the m...More Button

Semi-State Bodies Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he will supply the terms of contract for the new Chairman (details supplied) of An Post, their annual salary, length of tenure and agreed pension arrangements.More Button

Heritage Centres Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if it has been brought to his attention that in 2008 Sligo County Council sought approval from his Department to the raising of a loan of €6.4 million for a new Sligo Museum and an extension to the...More Button