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Collins, Joan

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason persons (details supplied) have not been included in the transfer of patients to the Mater Private Hospital; the cost to the Health Service Executive of dealing with this situation to da...More Button

I thank the Minister for taking this question, as I have been trying to follow up this issue for over a year. A number of people have come to us querying access to spinal surgery in Tallaght. Las...More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply and it is good to hear that there will be two spinal surgeries. The issue has been ongoing for a year and the Minister should have been aware of it. The chief e...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Last week, I asked the Tánaiste a specific question in respect of apprentices being forced to pay college fees. The Tánaiste's reply was bordering on dishonesty. The specific question I asked the...More Button

This is a serious issue for these 7,500 apprentices. This is part of their training and education, something the Tánaiste should be supporting as a Minister. They are not workers who earn €750 ...More Button

Up to last Thursday the TEEU had requested a meeting with the Minister and had heard no reply. I raised the matter last week and the Minister for Education and Skills said he would meet the Union ...More Button

There is an issue.More Button

Order of Business

We have been discussing it for the past two days.More Button

Heritage Projects

Having heard about this case in media reports, I subsequently received an e-mail on the issue from Sam Field-Corbett. I, too, call for a six month reprieve to allow some time for interested partie...More Button

Heritage Projects (Continued)

I concur with many of the points made by Deputy Humphreys. All we are asking is for six months' reprieve to allow the possibility of a business plan being put forward. As stated, the group concer...More Button

Air Pollution

Asked the Minister for Health: his view regarding a potential health risk from the recent fire at the Oxigen plant in the Ballymount industrial estate (details supplied) in Dublin 12; and if he will indicate if there have been h...More Button