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Rabbitte, Anne

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when her Department will arrange for payments to be issued to community early years child care providers in recognition of the impact on those providers of the full implementation of the Child Care...More Button

I wish to ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs when her Department will arrange for payments to be issued to community early years child care providers in recognition of the impact on th...More Button

I thank the Minister for her response. I tabled this question because a number of community child care providers have contacted me. As the Minister will be aware, a number of meetings regarding t...More Button

I welcome that the Minister finished her response by saying that she will look into the community sector to assist those services challenged with respect to their viability and sustainability. In ...More Button

Child Care Services Administration

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the status of the information technology infrastructure that will be used to deliver the single affordable child care scheme; her contingency plan if the information technology infrastructure is no...More Button

I ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the status of the information technology infrastructure that will be used to deliver the single affordable child care scheme and her contingency pl...More Button

I thank the Minister for her comments. I hear what she is saying, that we will pay the price for a rushed effort in the long run. However, many parents and child care providers are asking what wi...More Button

There is a comfort in the Minister's answer that her Department is taking ownership of the scheme. That is fantastic because hers is probably one of the hardest working Departments.More Button

She is right that the work required is significant and very complex. However, the providers need to know when the parents come to them to ask questions and enrol in the scheme if they are to tel...More Button

Child Care Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the status of the information technology system for administering the single affordable child care scheme; if it will be available for September 2017; and if not, the alternative arrangements that ...More Button

Although the Minister has answered this question already, I ask her for further clarification regarding the interim reports on the commission of investigation on the mother and baby homes, taking i...More Button

I am sorry. I did not realise we had moved on to a different topic.More Button

Mother and Baby Homes Inquiries

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when the interim report on the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Care Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the additional supports that will be extended to community child care facilities following recent changes whereby community employment workers are no longer counted as part of the child-staff ratio.More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the level of consultation between her Department and the Department of Education and Skills and-or the Department of Health on necessary supports for children with a disability who are in mainstrea...More Button

School Completion Programme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: when she will publish a new school completion strategy to further improve school completion rates, particularly in disadvantaged areas; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Leader Programmes Funding

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: in circumstances in which Government funding has been allocated to a community enterprise (details supplied) and subsequently an issue arises over right of access, the appeal mechanisms for the cer...More Button

Leader Programmes Administration

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs: when local communities across County Galway will be approved an administrator for the roll-out of Leader funding (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cancer Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the level of funding his Department is allocating to a cancer support centre (details supplied) that provides support for children with a cancer diagnosis.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when he will provide funding for an administrator and secretarial assistant for an organisation (details supplied) that provides a counselling service, treatment rooms and physiotherapy weekly for ...More Button

Health Services Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children who were registered and diagnosed as having a congenital condition causing loss of eyesight as of December 2016, by county, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Road Projects

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding compulsory purchase orders; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button