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Pringle, Thomas

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The south and south west of Donegal have been without respite services for more than a year after Seaview Respite House, Mountcharles, closed last December. The home, outside Donegal town, was own...More Button

The transfer of services to RehabCare has been besieged by delay after delay. Seaview Respite House was due to open by the end of July this year. The opening was then extended until the end of ...More Button

Families were further angered when, at a public meeting I attended in recent weeks, the HSE confirmed that while the facility will be fully transferred to RehabCare in December, it will not be op...More Button

Really and truly, the deadline is not the major issue. The latest setback for families comes after years of disruptions to services at the centre caused by staffing shortages and rostering issue...More Button

The transfer of management to RehabCare was supposed to be for the benefit of all families who depend deeply on this service but even when it reopens in January, if it does, families will be prov...More Button

Families in Donegal have been through enough. It is time to address the reasons behind these delays once and for all and commit to reinstating a full-time service - not a Monday-to-Friday servic...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for his response. Unfortunately, that is not much consolation for the families in south Donegal who had this service previously but which was withdrawn over the past year. T...More Button

Families must have this service at the weekends because that is when they need it. That is when other family members can have their parents to themselves when they are not busy looking after a d...More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business

The business this week shall be as set out in the first revised report of the Business Committee, dated 22 November 2019.More Button

As for today's business it is proposed that No. 15, motion re proposed approval by Dáil Éireann of the terms of the comprehensive and enhanced partnership agreement between the European Union and...More Button

As for Wednesday's business, it is proposed that No. 66, Planning and Development (Amendment) (First-Time Buyers) Bill 2019, Second Stage, shall conclude within two hours.More Button

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

A Leas-Cheann Comhairle-----More Button

No, but the Government has spoken.More Button

The Government has spoken.More Button

It should be Deputy Connolly.More Button

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Health) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I fully support the Bill. It is worthwhile. Rights to health, to education, to life and to live life to the full are what all citizens should be demanding. The State and Government should be ens...More Button

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will not enshrine these rights in the Constitution because they want to control budgets and how people access services. They want to make it a political gift to give ri...More Button

In their day-to-day work, Deputies note that even the Head of State pushes for citizens to have health insurance. I believe this is a crime and that the €1.5 billion spent on health insurance co...More Button

In contributions in the Dáil today, Deputies referred to information provided by the Irish Cancer Society indicating people cannot obtain medical cards because they believe their income is too hi...More Button

EU Budget Contribution

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that on 10 October 2019 the European Parliament voted for a motion for a resolution to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commis...More Button

Organic Farming Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason a person (details supplied) was not accepted onto the organic farming scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Energy Policy

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the State agencies that have a statutory or regulatory function in respect of energy security; the agencies and bodies that have an advisory role on energy security; the way in which he will ensure...More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if funding is available for groups (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on a social welfare claim; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mica Redress Scheme

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the status of the implementation of the mica redress scheme in County Donegal; the way in which he plans to address the confusion and uncertainty in relation to the implementation of the scheme; an...More Button