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Kyne, Seán, Kyne, Seán

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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National Payments Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Finance: to outline the steps being taken to prepare for e-day in September, after which Departments and public sector agencies will no longer issue or accept cheques; if this includes local authorities; an...More Button

What steps are being taken or have been put in place for e-day in September 2014 in respect of the use or issuing of cheques?More Button

There is concern among some small and medium-sized enterprises, sole traders, community organisations and groups that they may be at a disadvantage. I know this has been an issue. Is the Minister...More Button

I am aware that cheques as a method of payment are being removed in the long term in favour of new technology. When is this likely? What has been put in place to advise people of the change?More Button

Employment Permits (Amendment) Bill 2014: Second Stage (Continued)

As we look at the election results from across Europe, we can see the success of many anti-immigration parties. Whether or not this is born of frustration with economic conditions, which often fue...More Button

The reality is that work permits are only given in this country where jobs have previously been advertised without suitably qualified individuals being found, and clear guidelines are laid down f...More Button

The spirit of the European Union is based on the free movement of goods, capital, services and people. Member states had the ability to temporarily restrict the movement of labour following enla...More Button

The number of people in the direct provision asylum system in this country have, thankfully, decreased since the highs of the so-called Celtic tiger years prior to the citizenship referendum. Gr...More Button

In my own constituency of Galway West, thankfully, we have many multinational companies which provide badly needed employment and are great employers. A number of managers have contacted me in r...More Button

The importance of this legislation in protecting vulnerable people is highlighted by the 2012 High Court case in which an employee was not being paid the minimum wage and had his rights abused. ...More Button

Credit Availability

Asked the Minister for Finance: in the context of ensuring credit availability for small to medium-sized enterprises, his views on facilitating credit unions in lending amounts under a certain value to businesses at a local level...More Button

Disabled Drivers and Passengers Scheme

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will in the context of the European Court of Justice ruling of April 2013 which will see an end to the excise relief on the fuel element of the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if consideration will be given to increasing the maximum rebate allowance, currently at €9,500, to assist persons with mobility issues, such as wheelchair users, with the purchase of vehicles, part...More Button

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Asked the Minister for Finance: if it is envisaged that the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland will be available to local authorities and other regional organisations to assist in leveraging finance for small to medium-scal...More Button

National Internship Scheme Funding

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if, in relation to JobBridge, consideration could be given to introducing a time limit within which applicants with the required jobseeker's and other social welfare criteria could apply for intern...More Button

Water Charges Exemptions

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if the additional allowances of water to be introduced for persons with a disability will be structured in a manner that will not disadvantage persons with a disability who do not have a medical ca...More Button

Primary Care Centre Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: further to the Parliamentary Questions Nos. 574 and 575 of 11 March 2014, when a reply will be furnished regarding the issues raised, namely, confirmation of the cost of relocating a health centre ...More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 26 of 14 May 2014, if he will clarify the concerns raised by constituents since receipt of that reply that the roll-out of insulin pump treatment for children ...More Button

Maritime Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on the progress of developing and implementing a safety at sea strategy which is particularly relevant in summer months when increased numbers of people use waterways and engage i...More Button