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Troy, Robert

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this debate and compliment Deputy Kelleher on tabling the motion at an appropriate time so that Members can speak in favour of citizens who suffer from a disab...More Button

Last year, this area had a reduction of 3.7%. Of that, 1.7% was to be made in front-line spending and 2% was to be targeted at the administration side. That is not the case and it is disingenuo...More Button

If there had been a 3.7% reduction, as the Minister intended, the 1.7% reduction in front-line services would have been €135,000 and the 2% cut in administration costs would have been €13,000. Thi...More Button

Representatives of St. Christopher's say they could have lived with the previous cuts. I acknowledge Fianna Fáil's part in the previous Government that inflicted cuts, but a time must come when ...More Button

Severe pressure has been put on people with disabilities who are living independently and away from residential care or community housing. Cuts to home help hours in recent weeks and months are ...More Button

Where exactly does the Government stand on its commitment to mental health? Last year, the Government committed €35 million annually for the three years from 2012 to 2014. A number of weeks ago...More Button

I raise the issue of carers, although they are not the direct responsibility of the Department of Health. Carers are the only people who work for their social welfare payment. The manner and le...More Button

Deputy Maloney said, rightly, we will all have an opportunity later today to speak out for the most vulnerable in society. Fianna Fáil produced its alternative budget, A Fairer Way to Recovery, ...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 2: Tobacco Products Tax (Continued)

I wish to raise my concerns about the increase in and excess of off-trade drink consumption. Everyone is concerned by the increase in alcohol consumption in recent years but the Government is tack...More Button

There seems to be no regulation of the quantity that people are drinking, and young people in particular. Young people are getting drink for as little as, or less than, €1 a bottle, yet nothing ...More Button

The pub was always the lifeblood of rural communities where people could socialise. It was a way in which older people could deal with the problem of isolation. However, nothing is being done t...More Button

Departmental Staff Redeployment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be given a position in the social welfare office either in Mullingar or Longford, further to their approval for re-deployment recently.More Button

Broadband Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: his views on the unavailability of broadband in the Newtowncashel, County Longford. More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will ensure that funding is allocated to Westmeath County Council for the provision of street lighting at Tang, County Westmeath (details supplied).More Button