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Cowen, Barry

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The June bank holiday weekend.More Button

It is not a priority.More Button

The Government has had three years.More Button

Business of Dáil

It was railroaded through.More Button

Business of Dáil (Continued)

He proposed questions and answers as well.More Button

We cannot ask questions.More Button

Of course, we cannot question the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. He is bringing in water charges, about which we cannot ask questions.More Button

The Government doesn't want to be reminded of that matter.More Button

Property Tax Collection

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide in tabular form a county breakdown of the estimated local property tax income in 2014; the total collected in 2013 combined with compliance rates to date; and if he will make a s...More Button

IDA Supports

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if the Industrial Development Agency have acted to improve their commitment to the County Offaly region including the Edenderry area which can take specific advantage of their accessibility to Dubl...More Button

Job Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the criteria she will use to select private contractors to implement the JobPath plans; the amount of money proposed to be spent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Water and Sewerage Scheme Grants

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans for the subsidy for private group water schemes; if he will provide in tabular form the total spent on such subsidies on a county basis in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014; and ...More Button

Nursing Staff Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: to advise how the number of hours worked by agency nurses and level of spending on agency nursing in the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, compares to employed staff who worked the same hours a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to reduce agency spend at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore; and how he will implement them. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if there are plans to replace nurses who have resigned or retired from the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore as there has been a reduction of 63 nurses since 2009 but activity has increased by b...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the way he intends to maintain patient safety and deliver quality care at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore where the skill mix and nursing numbers are inadequate owing to the continuing rec...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if management at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore is fulfilling its duty to provide a safe place of work when nursing staff are unable to take meal breaks as per health and safety legislati...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if there are any plans to open the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore to full capacity to deal with demand, reduce trolley waiting times and ensure all patients are treated in the designated pati...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will confirm there are adequate experienced nursing staff on duty to train, teach and mentor junior colleagues and students at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason elective admissions are now given the same priority as patients waiting for hours on trolleys in the emergency department at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the way the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore defends the practice of placing extra beds in treatment rooms on a daily basis while there are beds closed in the hospital. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the overcrowding and understaffing at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore has a negative effect on infection rates in the hospital. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the number of patient falls at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore increased over the past 12 months. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the number of complaints from the public has increased as a result of reduced staffing numbers and reduced skill mix at the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. More Button

Hospital Admissions

Asked the Minister for Health: in regards to the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore if activity has increased; if the average length of stay has reduced; if the age profile has increased and the number of patients admitted on t...More Button

Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will confirm that funding will be provided to ensure a premises (details supplied) in County Offaly will be operated to its full capacity.More Button

Roads Maintenance

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his Department is in receipt of a report from Offaly County Council outlining the damage to regional, county and local roads resulting from recent severe weather; if funding will be provided to ...More Button