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Donnelly, Stephen

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 Nbr. 3

Priority Questions - Primary Care Centres

Asked the Minister for Health: the steps he will take to ensure that the proposed Wicklow primary care centre, which was due to go into construction in April, is built and opened as scheduled, and that any shortfall in funding w...More Button

I warmly welcome the extension from the HSE, which is greatly appreciated and will buy some much needed breathing space. The centre in Wicklow town seems to represent best practice. It is a publi...More Button

I accept the Minister’s point about the HSE not being able to extend it. However, will the Minister and his officials explore with the council any and all options, including equity in proper...More Button

I accept the Minister’s point that he will seek alternative funding options for the roll-out of the primary care strategies in principle. However, my question is specific to Wicklow town. G...More Button

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Amendment) Bill 2011: Second Stage

I commend Deputy Michael McGrath for introducing this much needed Bill. It is good to see a rare episode of cross-party co-operation in the Government’s acceptance of the legislation. This ...More Button

If there is one lesson to be learned from the events of last week it is that transparency must be at the heart of everything we do, whether in central government, local government or the various St...More Button

Earlier today the Governor of the Central Bank, Professor Honohan, discussed the issue of promissory notes with the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform. Until recently the pr...More Button

The promissory notes and the bank guarantee are probably the most expensive lesson in history on the need for transparency. We still do not know what happened that famous night. There was no Ca...More Button

The Bill deals with a more immediate manifestation of transparency. It gives the Financial Services Ombudsman the right to name and shame repeat abusers among the financial service industry. I am...More Button

The Financial Services Ombudsman has informed us several about repeat offenders. They come in, pay their fines and walk away in the knowledge that they are anonymous and protected. Naming the sen...More Button

Not many institutions are trusted less than politicians, but financial institutions are — sadly only by a small amount. Recent surveys indicate that the banks are the least trusted instituti...More Button

Debate adjourned.More Button

The Dáil adjourned at 8.55 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 28 March 2012.More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the progress made towards the meeting of emergency response time targets by the country’s ambulance services; his plans to ensure that these targets are met across all counties; and if he wil...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will set out the success rate, that is, the percentage of ambulance arriving at the scene of an emergency within the target time by county or by the lowest organisation division for which the...More Button