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Harris, Simon

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 Nbr. 3


Referendum on Treaty on Stability, Co-ordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union: Statements

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Leaders’ Questions

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Written Answers - Third Level Fees

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the policy of a university (details supplied) to charge non-EU resident fees for persons who are Irish and EU citizens who have resided in the United States of Am...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the directives he has issued to third level institutions as regards Irish and EU citizens who apply for postgraduate courses of study who have lived abroad in non-EU/EEA states but who are classifi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to a situation (details supplied) whereby a university refused to classify an individual as an EU resident and insisted on charging non-EU resident fees; and if he w...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the way roofing and construction companies can be included on his Department's tender lists for works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when an extension for a school (details supplied) in County Wicklow will take place; if the urgent nature of this extension can be taken into consideration; the current status of the school’s...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Services

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he has issued a directive to local authorities explaining the way construction and roofing companies can tender for infrastructure construction projects; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason persons in receipt of lone parents allowance and jobseeker’s benefit payment have their payments changed from weekly to monthly when they take up limited employment; if her attenti...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she has any plans to introduce additional top-up payments to social welfare entitlements for diabetes sufferers in recognition of the additional expenses they incur on account of the disease; an...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Offices

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the guidelines she has issued to local social welfare offices regarding the manner in which staff must interact with clients; if she will outline the manner of conduct expected from staff; the numb...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding an appeal for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied); when a decision on their case may be expected; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding an appeal for domiciliary care allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) when a decision on their case may be expected; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers - Film Industry Development

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if his attention has been drawn to the difficulties facing a studio (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if he has had any contact with that studio on the matter to date; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the number of houses participating in the national broadband scheme in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: the minimum standards acceptable for satellite Internet supply under the national broadband scheme; the quality of service this should enable users to avail of; if his attention has been drawn to t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if there are any plans to improve the standard of broadband to those availing of the national broadband scheme in rural areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Charges

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the reason a housing estate (details supplied) has not been included on the list of exempted ghost estates that are not required to pay the household charge; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Housing

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will outline all the affordable housing and shared ownership schemes offered by his Department via local authorities; their current status; the way an individual can apply to be considered fo...More Button

Written Answers - Homeless Strategy

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the actions he is undertaking to tackle homelessness here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of persons he estimates are homeless here; if he will provide a breakdown by city and town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of local authorities that currently have a full-time homeless officer; the number that had such a position in 2007; the number of such positions that are vacant; if he is satisfied that ...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of persons in his Department that work in the area of addressing homelessness here; the projects they are working on in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Foster Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the structures the Health Service Executive has in place for social worker supports for foster parents; her views that these supports are adequate in view of the significant burden assumed by foste...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the costs incurred by the State in respect of a child in its care being placed for care by a foster parent; the way these costs compare with the Health Service Executive placement of children in no...More Button

Written Answers - Homeless Persons

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the information that is available to her Department on the number of children, persons under the age of 18 years, who are currently homeless; the policy in place to tackle this issue; and if she wi...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: when the new Health Service Executive director of mental health will be appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button