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Doherty, Regina

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


ESB Disconnections Policy

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me raise this matter which affects more than 300,000 people. Last year, 11,773 customers had their electricity cut off, of which 81% were families. Up to ...More Button

What directives does the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources believe the Government can put in place to encourage our various network suppliers to show more compassion to st...More Button

ESB Disconnections Policy (Continued)

The schemes of all energy suppliers in the United Kingdom are obliged to offer some social energy tariff to give discounted electricity bills to customers in need. Rules from the energy regulator,...More Button

Should we encourage our energy suppliers to fund a not-for-profit helpline to offer advice and assistance on payment schemes, social energy tariffs, grants for home improvements and benefits to w...More Button

I have no wish to be argumentative, but do we genuinely believe the code of practice employed by the CER is actually working? Under the code, anyone who finds himself or herself with a difficulty ...More Button

I will not even take ten seconds as it is merely a point of clarification. The second point was not a criticism of the service providers regarding the length of time it takes them to reconnect cus...More Button

Departmental Staff Data

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs; Enterprise and Innovation: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts; Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications; Energy and Natural Resources: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport; Tourism and Sport: if his Department still grants leave of absence; and if not, the reason this is not considered as a neutral cost saving exercise; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Teacher Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the initiatives and opportunities that will be coming on stream to give hope to newly qualified teachers as they leave college and seek employment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Redundancy Payments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a person (details supplied) whose special needs assistant contract was discontinued has been told they will not be issued with a P45 or redundancy payment until next year; and if he will...More Button

Medical Card Delays

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting for more than 15 months for a medical card and now faces a five month wait for an MRI scan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason applications for leave of absence have been stopped; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if a member of staff leaves the health service and then returns, if their term of service and grade remain on record, or are they considered as a new recruit; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button