Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Ó Laoghaire, Donnchadh

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has considered pursuing an injunction on sites in which mother and baby homes and county homes are located; the action she will take to ensure potential sites of interest remain untampered w...More Button

Baineann an cheist seo leis na tithe máithreacha agus leanaí. As the Minister knows, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding recent revelations in Tuam. However, a great deal of the d...More Button

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries (Continued)

I thank the Minister for her answer. This matter was the subject of the Private Members' motion we discussed last week, the fate of which is as yet unclear. It will be voted on on Thursday but ma...More Button

I suggest that it would very likely be in the State's interest to intervene in situations in which there is a potential development in this regard, such as may be the case in a number of locations.More Button

It is my understanding that the second interim report was before Cabinet this morning. On 27 July last year, the Minister issued a press release that stated that the commission was to report bac...More Button

Child Care Services Provision

I thank the Minister. I support the Deputy asking the question and want to place on record again that it is an issue of concern, particularly in that it interacts with the change in regulations, w...More Button

Child Care Services

That is fine.More Button

Aftercare Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has carried out or is carrying out a review of aftercare services; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Go raibh maith agat. The Minister has answered some of the points. Obviously, sections 2 to 9, which are the flesh of the Child Care (Amendment) Act, are still to be brought into force. I accept...More Button

To flag up one point, I will be publishing a Bill on this, the child care (amendment) Bill 2017, which I hope we will be able to discuss at some point. Can the Minister give even a ballpark esti...More Button

Traveller Community

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the initiatives she has taken to ensure Traveller children are provided with the supports they require in view of the recent statement by An Taoiseach recognising Traveller ethnicity; and if she wi...More Button

Foster Care Supports

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has considered increasing supports to foster carers; her views on whether the sector is in need of reform; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button