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Fleming, Tom

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Millenium Development Goals

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if the Irish Government will honour its commitment to support developing countries by meeting the millennium development goals and ensure that Ireland keeps its promise in budget 2014 to reach the ...More Button

VAT Rates Application

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will retain the VAT rate at 9% for the tourism and hospitality sector into 2014 and beyond and take into consideration the positive implications the decision to reduce the VAT rate has had on...More Button

VAT Rates Reductions

Asked the Minister for Finance: in view of the decision to reduce the VAT rate from 13% to 9% and the significance of this reduction to the tourism sector in Kerry and throughout the country and the very positive implications it ...More Button

Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Finance: the reason disabled drivers who purchase second hand vehicles are disallowed from participating in the disabled drivers and passengers tax relief scheme when VRT has previously been paid to the pre...More Button

Student Grant Scheme Appeals

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will expedite a student grant appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will expedite a student grant special rate top up grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will expedite a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will immediately reverse the decision to cut special needs assistants hours by 15% as this decision will have serious implications for children with learning difficulties; and if he will make...More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will give a commitment that there will be no further increases in class sizes in primary schools and that there will be no further cuts to primary education; if he will ensure that all our st...More Button

School Enrolments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on whether the numbers of voluntary amalgamations will increase as a result of the increases in pupil enrolment thresholds for the retention of teaching posts in two, three and four teach...More Button

Disability Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will expedite a decision on a disability allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will expedite a carer's allowance overpayment appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Parks and Wildlife Service Remit

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he will reinstate the road from the jarvey stand entrance via Muckross Abbey to Muckross Hotel entrance in the Killarney National Park as the road has deteriorated substantially and is in need o...More Button

Water and Sewerage Scheme Grants

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will introduce a grant aid scheme for water harvesting for households, farms and businesses as it would assist in water conservation and alleviate the financial burden of proposed water charg...More Button

Leader Programmes Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will give approval at an early date for the allocation of funds to a residents' association (details supplied) in County Kerry, through South Kerry Development Partnership, for the developmen...More Button

Irish Sign Language

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide official recognition of Irish Sign Language in view of the fact that this is the language used by the deaf community here and take into consideration that 5,000 deaf persons alon...More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will expedite an application for stamp 4 status in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Agriculture Schemes Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will clarify REPS entitlement in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will address the unacceptable long waiting times for routine orthodontic treatment for patients in County Kerry that now stands at three and a half years; the action he will take to rectify t...More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of applicants on the waiting list for wheelchairs in County Kerry; the length of time they are waiting; the action he will take to address these waiting lists; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will ensure that the promise to invest €35 million annually in community mental health services here is honoured in Budget 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Staff Training

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide adequate funding and resources for the Coolgrane Training Centre, Killarney, County Kerry to ensure the vital services this training centre provides are maintained and enhanced; ...More Button

Ambulance Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide the statistics regarding hoax ambulance calls in County Kerry for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will reverse the decision to no longer issue medical cards to cancer patients and patients with other severe illnesses; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will examine a medical card renewal application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will expedite a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cancer Incidence

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the 16% increase in prostate cancer among men during the past five years; the measures he will take to address this issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Appeals

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will expedite a medical card appeal in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Road Projects Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the amount of grant aid allocated to each county in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013 for road strengthening and improvement works for roads of all categories; and if he will make a ...More Button

Rural Transport Programme Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide an assurance that in the reform of rural transport over the coming months any revised plan for County Kerry will ensure and guarantee that all existing routes that cater for the ...More Button

Road Projects Issues

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will expedite the provision of a bypass in Adare as the delays and backlog of traffic are having a very negative impact on attracting jobs and industry to County Kerry and on tourism in the r...More Button