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Dowds, Robert

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


International Agreements: Motion

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International Co-operation: Motion

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Community Employment Schemes: Motion

I agree with Deputy Patrick O’Donovan’s comments on the very difficult situation in which community employment supervisors find themselves in regard to pension rights and so on. I hope...More Button

I am a strong supporter of the work carried out by community employment schemes. Not only have they helped many people through training towards employment and greater self-development, they have a...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 12 January 2011, if the Revenue Commissioners have updated the estimated information for 2010 that was given in that answer, and if it has been updated,...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 12 January 2011, if he will set out the latest estimate available to the Revenue Commissioners for the tax year 2011 of the total number of taxpayers in...More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: what the average waiting time is nationally for placement on a Youthreach programme; the average waiting time in Dublin; and what each of these figures was in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Buildings Projects

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the procedure to be followed to bring the new school premises for a school (details supplied) in County Dublin into being; and the timelines involved in this process, in view of the fact that appro...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will outline her role in the delivery of rent supplement to be paid to private landlords. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount that was spent on rent supplement paid to private tenants in each of the years 2010 and 2011. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount she hopes to save on rent supplement paid to tenants this year. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she would consider putting in place a suitability interview system before tenants are given the go-ahead to lease a dwelling using rent supplement. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she would consider setting a cap on the percentage of households in an estate which can be in receipt of rent supplement; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she intends to move from paying rent supplement to tenants to paying it directly to landlords; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button