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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


State Pensions

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: his plans to alleviate the financial hardship that will be endured by many persons due to an absence of financial bridging in the social protection system and the time-limited nature of jobseeker's...More Button

This question arises from the massive race of the previous Government to increase the pension age in 2012 without putting in place any financial bridging arrangements to cushion the blow from the w...More Button

State Pensions (Continued)

Notwithstanding the Minister's answer, there is still an enormous gap because of the rules around the State contributory pension and indeed rules around pension schemes. I will give an example of ...More Button

The problem is that the Minister does not have the solution but I would be somewhat reassured if I thought he was actively looking for one. What the question is saying is that we need to put a sys...More Button

Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The danger of walking down the middle of the road is that one runs the risk of getting knocked down on both sides. Of course, it is also not a sustainable position because at some time one has to ...More Button

It is astounding for the Minister for Justice and Equality to come in here and talk about these issues as populism masquerading as reform. The reason we are in this situation is precisely becaus...More Button

It is ironic that we listen today to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors state it was upset about the discussions in the Dáil around policing issues. I did not hear it being quite ...More Button

The Commissioner's intervention today around referring cases to GSOC was wholly inappropriate when that type of systemic abuse of the breath test could not possibly be down to individuals; it is ...More Button

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: his views on the fact that changes to the contributory State pension introduced in 2012 will result in tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of workers, receiving in some circumstances, a...More Button

Parental Leave

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: her plans to amend legislation in order that the parents of children born through surrogacy may avail of maternity and paternity leave, in view of the fact that such leave is available to all other...More Button

Family Law Cases

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if judges of the Circuit Court are empowered to refuse to hear the voice of the child in family law proceedings, in view of the fact that regulations have yet to be passed governing the appointment...More Button

Prison Facilities

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if all pregnant women who may be in prison during their pregnancies have access to structured appropriate antenatal care education classes (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of pregnant women that have been cared for in prison for each of the years from 2010 to 2016.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: when plans to open the first mother and baby unit, as recommended by Judge Reilly in recommendation 247 of the 2010 inspector's review of standards of care for women prisoners, will be implemented. More Button

Prisoners Treatment

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if pregnant women that may be in prison are not restrained or shackled when making visits to hospital clinics for antenatal care.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if pregnant women that may be in prison are not restrained or shackled in the intra partum or immediate post-birth period.More Button

Residential Institutions Redress Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide a copy of all ministerial orders to the Residential Institutions Redress Board, pursuant to section 28(5A) of the Residential Institutions Redress Act 2002, as inserted by sectio...More Button

JobPath Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the whole number totals used to calculate percentages for employment progression rates for unemployed persons on JobPath and not on JobPath, respectively, in the January 2017 JobPath performance re...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: his views on the fact that persons unemployed for one to two years and referred to JobPath in July to September 2015 were 9% less likely to be in employment than persons unemployed for one to two y...More Button

JobPath Implementation

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 531 of 21 March 2017, the commercial sensitivities preventing the publication of individual payments to the JobPath companies Turas Nua and Seetec; and his vie...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if his Department is given a detailed accounting by Seetec and Turas Nua, respectively, of the way the €25.2 million of public money given to those two companies in 2016 was spent.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the fee paid to a company (details supplied) to conduct the customer satisfaction survey published in the January 2017 JobPath performance report.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the detail of discussions between his Department and the management of a company (details supplied) regarding the company's operation of the JobPath scheme and potential changes which might ensue i...More Button

Anti-Terrorism Measures

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the attention of the Coast Guard and Civil Defence was drawn to an arrangement between the RAF and the State to facilitate the shooting down of hijacked planes over Ireland.More Button

Asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the attention of senior officers in An Garda Síochána was drawn to the agreement entered into by the State to grant permission to the RAF to shoot down hijacked planes over Ireland; and if he wi...More Button

State Claims Agency

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 45 of 1 February 2017, the criteria used by the State Claims Agency in building the actuarial models which indicated that the payment of damages from 2007 onwa...More Button

Maternity Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if, in view of the fact that the maternity and infant care scheme last had a full review in 1994 when the reported costs of the general practitioner element of this combined care scheme was listed ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if a review will be conducted of the CPD obligations of general practitioners that are providing combined care under the maternity and infant care scheme in respect of the current evidence base on ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when all 19 maternity units will have a whole time or whole time equivalent perinatal mental health midwife specialist in place in view of the fact that the national maternity strategy set out a co...More Button

General Practitioner Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of general practitioners that are receiving HSE payments for employing practice nurses to carry out antenatal care, including routine checks.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if all practice nurses employed by general practitioners to carry out antenatal care, including routine checks, are registered midwives; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Maternity Hospital

Asked the Minister for Health: the exact location of the proposed site for the first new midwifery led unit to be built as part of the national maternity strategy; and when it is due to be openedMore Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when as part of efforts to bring down unnecessary interventions all women attending hospital antenatal clinics under the maternity and infant care scheme will attend wholly midwifery led antenatal ...More Button

Maternity Services

Asked the Minister for Health: when the HSE will publish as part of its monthly maternity safety statements a metric on the monthly use of admission CTGs, in view of the fact that the current HSE monthly maternity safety stateme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the average cost of an emergency caesarean and of an elective caesarean as paid for under the maternity and infant care scheme.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if there are top-up payments still being paid to senior management staff in the country’s four largest maternity units; and if so, the breakdown of those top-up payments.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of new contracts that have been issued to fill posts of CMM1, CMM2 and CMM3 since the removal of the existing embargo in May 2016.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of agency midwives and agency midwifery care assistants being employed in each of the four largest maternity units since January 2017 to date.More Button

HSE Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will confirm the existence of and explain the purpose of so-called confidentiality, non-disclosure or gagging clauses in HSE contracts issued to midwifery students in their final internship y...More Button

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the cost of recent refurbishments to private patient accommodation in the Coombe Women’s and Children University Hospital.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when the triage room in the Coombe Women’s and Children University Hospital is due to be refurbished.More Button

Vaccination Programme Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of money spent on the pandemrix vaccine; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of doses of pandemrix which were purchased; the number of doses which were used during the swine flu vaccination programme; the position regarding the remainder of those unused vaccines;...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the decision to purchase the pandemrix vaccine and to facilitate its use post-November 2009, when the Irish Medicines Board was in possession of information which showed that it had a ...More Button

Air Navigation Orders

Asked the Minister for Health: if HSE emergency co-ordinators were informed of an agreement which was entered into allowing the RAF permission to shoot down hijacked planes over Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Commission for Communications Regulation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the total spend by ComReg in 2016 on outside legal services.More Button

Defence Forces Operations

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: his views on active service exemption in the Defence Forces (details supplied).More Button