Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to

Daly, Jim

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Inter-Country Adoptions

The adoptive process is extremely challenging for prospective parents and creates a significant drain on their resources and strength. This area is worthy of much scrutiny and further support by t...More Button

I commend the Minister and her Department on the significant progress made on inter-country adoptions. New bilateral agreements with Russia and Ethiopia are an especially welcome step. Unfortun...More Button

I am pleased to note the Minister's satisfaction with the cost and effectiveness of the agencies involved in the adoption area, including several organisations that recently became involved in th...More Button

Animal Feedstuffs (Continued)

Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit chun plé a dhéanamh linn ar an ábhar an-tábhachtach seo.More Button

I join my colleagues opposite in highlighting the importance of and stressing the urgent need to deal with this matter. It is no exaggeration to describe what is happening as a crisis. Cattle a...More Button

Despite the recent and welcome improvement in weather conditions, this crisis will run for some time yet, particularly when the full cost to farmers becomes apparent during the coming months. I ...More Button

This is a serious issue. Listening to animals roaring with hunger is distressing for farmers who have devoted their lives to caring for them. The House cannot underestimate the crisis. I reitera...More Button

The Government can play a role in helping.More Button

Teacher Fee Refund Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the position regarding the teacher refund scheme 2011; when a date will be set for refunds of this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason that all LEADER groups were instructed not to evaluate any more projects until his Department confirmed the budget that was available in the different measures under the rural developmen...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 383 and 384 of 26 March 2013, if he will request the information sought from each local authority; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Rights of Way Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of applications for right of way made to the Property Registration Authority for each of the past five years; if he is satisfied with the timeframe for processing these applications; and...More Button

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the status of an application for an agri environment options scheme payment for a person (details supplied) in County CorkMore Button