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McLoughlin, Tony

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Job Creation Targets

Asked the Minister for Finance: the estimated number of jobs projected to be created here, and particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim, for the next five year period; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

NAMA Portfolio

Asked the Minister for Finance: the detail of all NAMA properties in County Sligo which are currently available for purchase; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Apprenticeship Programmes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which efforts continue to be made in the creation of apprenticeship opportunities for various trades throughout the country and especially in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the degree to...More Button

Schools Amalgamation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if an application for additional funding for a school amalgamation project (details supplied) will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

School Curriculum

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the educational benefits being seen due to an initiative (details supplied) which is operating in a national school in County Leitrim; if he will consider visitin...More Button

Local Authority Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the total number of local authority houses directly under construction in counties Sligo and Leitrim by the local authorities at present; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Planning Framework

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: if he is satisfied that the new national planning framework will facilitate the granting of planning permission to the rural population of the entire country, particularly counties Sligo and Leitri...More Button

Local Authority Housing Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: the total number of persons struck off the local authority housing list for each of the years 2014 to 2016 in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the reason for same; the number of persons currently in eme...More Button

Youth Unemployment Measures

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which the various youth unemployment alleviation measures have resulted in successful full-time job placements throughout the country and especially in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and...More Button

Unemployment Benefits Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of persons currently in receipt of unemployment assistance or unemployment benefit in counties Sligo and Leitrim; the extent to which such numbers have fluctuated in the course of the pa...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which he can continue to improve the time taken to process appeals in respect of various social protection payments throughout the country and particularly in counties Sligo and Leitr...More Button

Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which he has examined issues preventing or discouraging unemployed persons from obtaining employment and particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim; if he has examined various schemes...More Button

Unemployment Levels

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which he continues to monitor the age profile of those on the live register long term with a view to initiating measures to address the issue throughout the country and particularly i...More Button

State Pension (Non-Contributory) Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if an appeal can be conducted regarding the estate of a deceased person's (details supplied) State pension issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if consideration will be given to adding Crohn's disease to the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: if MRI scans are covered by the medical card scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medicinal Products Availability

Asked the Minister for Health: the status of the negotiations with a company (details supplied) on the provision of Orkambi medicine for cystic fibrosis patients here; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of girls who were refused the HPV vaccine in each of the years from 2010 to 2016 on medical grounds or for other related issues (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Basic Payment Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will address an issue with regard to a review of a person's entitlements application which has been refused (details supplied); the way a reduction of over 700 ewes in the 1980s to almost zer...More Button

Small and Medium Enterprises Supports

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the funding and financial supports that are available for a small business with fewer than ten employees throughout Ireland and especially in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if she will make a stat...More Button

Job Creation

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the estimated number of jobs projected to be created here, particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim, for the next five year period; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which she plans to distribute jobs throughout the economy on a regional basis to facilitate a balanced growth throughout the country, particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which she has identified job creation requirements throughout Ireland, particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim, notwithstanding the commitments already in place; the locations in w...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which she has identified the optimum number of jobs likely to be created or in need of creation throughout the regions outside of the greater Dublin area, particularly in Connacht and...More Button

Brexit Issues

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which her Department, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland can plan for a worst-case scenario in the aftermath of Brexit, with special consideration to the case of the Border region and...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which she has managed to secure assurances throughout the EU and beyond regarding the need for expanded market access through fair competition in the aftermath of Brexit, especially a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which her attention has been drawn to the possibility of a global trade war; the extent to which the economy can be protected in such a situation, especially the Border region and cou...More Button

Foreign Direct Investment

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the degree to which she continues to be reassured regarding the protection of jobs arising from foreign direct investment in the country, particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim, notwithstanding...More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the extent to which she can expect to be in a position to continue to attract foreign direct investment in the country, particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim, notwithstanding the geopolitical ...More Button

Education Welfare Service

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans to take any particular or specific measure to combat issues arising from reports her Department may have received from school authorities throughout the country and particularly in counti...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the detail of the new threshold for Tusla staff with regard to beginning investigations into complaints made regarding schoolchildren by concerned parents or teachers; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Child and Family Agency

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the status of the provision of the new Tusla buildings in Carrick-on-Shannon; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child and Family Agency Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether all managers and senior staff at Tusla have the required capacity, skills and qualifications to do their dedicated jobs correctly; if there are areas within the organisation wh...More Button

Defence Forces Recruitment

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the extent to which promotional vacancies remain to be filled in the Army, Naval Service and Air Corps; the steps he is taking for recruitment throughout Ireland and especially in counties Sligo an...More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Training

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the degree to which all members of the Reserve Defence Force have access to training on an annual basis throughout the country and particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if he will make a ...More Button

Defence Forces Personnel Data

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the number of women currently serving in the Defence Forces; the number who have been promoted over the past five years throughout Ireland and particularly in counties Sligo and Leitrim; and if he ...More Button