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O'Brien, Jonathan

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 Nbr. 1


National Disability Strategy: Statements

I also welcome the opportunity to participate in this debate. I followed the debate in the Seanad on the issue which was productive and timely, especially when we consider the survey mentioned and...More Button

It is interesting that the three Deputies present in the Chamber represent the same constituency. We know each other outside the Chamber. Having served with the Minister of State in local governm...More Button

The Minister of State mentioned the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which we have not ratified. I have spoken to the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter...More Button

I commend the Minister for Justice and Equality for bringing the Bill to the top of the political agenda. Much legislation is required in the justice area, some of which is troika driven. The Bil...More Button

We cannot use the current economic environment as an excuse to take our foot off the pedal with regard to the national disability strategy which will encompass many of the provisions that will enab...More Button

The Minister of State has cited transport as one of the areas in which there has been significant improvement. While there has been a significant improvement, there is more work to be done, as we ...More Button

Departments were required to publish disability sectoral plans. Are these recommendations being progressed? One of the commitments set out in A Vision for Change tasked the Department of Jobs, En...More Button

Other aspects of the national disability strategy need broader dialogue. The allocation of funding in the budget is key to that discussion. We cannot progress without the co-operation of those wi...More Button

We have mentioned the survey. There is no doubt it is a worrying development. We have to reverse that type of attitude and the only way we can do this is by leading by example. I want to assure ...More Button

Other Questions - Agri-Environmental Options Scheme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he has finalised arrangements to the agri environmental options scheme 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Milk Quota

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on whether milk prices will drop in 2012; when quotas finish will dairy farmers be producing milk under cost once again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Juvenile Offenders

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has met with the Department of Finance to seek capital funding for the construction of the new national children’s detention facility; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the date from which children of 16 and 17 years will no longer be held in St. Patrick’s Institution, Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Crime Prevention

Asked the Minister for Health: the projected cost of promoting the Crimestoppers phone line after the abolition of the Dial to Stop Drug Dealing campaign; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button