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Rabbitte, Anne

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Childcare Costs

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether the subsidy levels under the single affordable childcare scheme are sufficient to account for the absence of increases to these levels in budget 2018; and if she will make a st...More Button

My question is to ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her views on whether the subsidy levels under the single affordable childcare scheme are sufficient to account for the absence of i...More Button

I welcome what was delivered in the budget for ECCE. Focusing on the affordable childcare scheme, will the Minister confirm what she has started with regard to the affordable childcare scheme, and...More Button

I ask the Minister about ICT in every session. She has said she hopes that it will be there. Is funding the issue? Is it very complex? Is it difficult for one Department to work with three other...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the amount of funding that will be ring-fenced for the roll-out of mandatory reporting in 2018; her views on whether this will be sufficient; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the amount of funding that will be ring-fenced for the roll-out of mandatory reporting in 2018, her views on whether this will be sufficient and to...More Button

Departmental Expenditure (Continued)

I thank the Minister for her response and welcome the €40.6 million in additional funding for Tusla which is to cover the cost of the roll-out of mandatory reporting and the roll-out of the nationw...More Button

If I were to accept the 50% figure which I am more than willing to do, my other concern relates to the recruitment of staff. It is my biggest concern. The Minister's predecessor, Senator James Re...More Button

Child Care Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether an increase in capitation payments for early childhood care and education, ECCE, providers of 7% will be sufficient in view of the chronic issues regarding pay and the viabilit...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether an increase in capitation payments for early childhood care and education, ECCE providers of 7% will be sufficient in view of the chronic issues regarding pay and the viability...More Button

I am asking the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for her views on whether a 7% increase in capitation payments for the early childhood care and education, ECCE, scheme providers will be suff...More Button

I thank the Minister. The 7% increase which is well intentioned is very welcome and should be passed on to workers. It is a step in the right direction. I am concerned as there are many managers...More Button

Child Care Services Staff (Continued)

I was trying to push the Minister on the issue of the community employment, CE worker and the community crèches. Did the Minister see this as an opportunity for the community crèches to take on th...More Button

He is at the same committee meeting.More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to a shortage of ECCE places around the country, particularly in rural areas; and the steps she will be taking to address this.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to a shortage of ECCE places around the country, particularly in rural areas; and the steps she will be taking to address this.More Button

My remarks on capacity differ little from Deputy Niamh Smyth's. The issues with capacity that I would have brought to the Minister's attention in recent days related to a crèche in Mountbellew in ...More Button

That is precisely to whom we refer.More Button

Departmental Programmes

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans for the ABC programme in 2019; the date by which she anticipates publishing the review of the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans for the ABC programme in 2019; the date by which she anticipates publishing the review of the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Foster Care Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will allocate increased funding to foster care services in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will allocate increased funding to foster care services in 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Child Care Costs

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to the ongoing difficulties in regard to affordability and sustainability in the non-ECCE early years sector; and the reason her Department has not increased the amo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to the ongoing difficulties in regard to affordability and sustainability in the non-ECCE early years sector; and the reason her Department has not increased the amo...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will receive a date for surgery.More Button

Road Improvement Schemes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: when funding will be allocated to a road (details supplied) in east County Galway.More Button

Affordable Childcare Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if flexibility will be given in circumstances in which a family has a child in a crèche and it has signed up to the affordable childcare scheme and the parent works three days one week and two days...More Button