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Rabbitte, Anne

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Road Network

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity to raise this issue this evening. What Minister would be before me this evening was one of the best kept secrets. I have been trying to find out fo...More Button

I acknowledge the hard work that public representatives do locally in acquiring funding for local areas. I am going to talk specifically about the national school in Milltown, where recently mor...More Button

At the Gort end, in Ardrahan, land was purchased for the road and a fabulous job was done. The local authority members were beating themselves up trying to state it would be delivered months in ...More Button

Road Network (Continued)

We went back to see if we could get an extension of the barrier for sound dampening purposes. I am not talking about complicated material but rather clay that would extend the existing land bank. ...More Button

If I go 5 km further down that road there is a man whose land was divided in two. Lagan forgot to put the pipe from one side of the motorway to the other and although he can have animals on one ...More Button

There is also the N67 at Kinvara. In fairness to the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Cannon, he lobbied very hard to have funding brought to Kinvara, whi...More Button

People have been looking for one light at Kilmeen cross on the N65 near Loughrea for 20 years so people can see when they are turning right and going to Portumna. It is a main route to the port ...More Button

The Minister of State has answered my question. He has told me it is to do with the county councils so why has the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government not come here to answer my qu...More Button

I have experience of the N63, the road from Roscommon to Galway. It is a fantastic stretch of road and €850,000 was allocated to it. It was a magnificent improvement for the areas from Abbeykno...More Button

I apologise to the Minister of State, who has been sent in here in good faith. It is his colleague, the Minister for Housing, Community and Local Government, who needs to take the heat on this. ...More Button

I did not know until today to whom I should address it.More Button

VAT Yield

Asked the Minister for Finance: the estimated annual losses to the Exchequer which result from retailer VAT reclaims owing to below invoice cost selling of alcohol; the estimated losses to the Exchequer since the repeal of the gr...More Button

Student Universal Support Ireland

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if there are other grants available, bar the Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, partial grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Garda Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of reports of section 12 of the Children's Act recorded on the PULSE system in 2016 and 2017, by each district in tabular form.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of reports of section 13 of the Mental Health Act recorded on the PULSE system in 2016 and 2017, by each district in tabular form.More Button

Health Care Policy

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to roll out a national scheme to allow children who do not need medical or surgical management to be examined in the community by optometrists; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to roll out the Sligo cataract scheme nationally with optometrists and hospital eye departments working together; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Alcohol Pricing

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to amend the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 to include a ban on below invoice cost selling in view of the fact that minimum unit pricing will be delayed pending the formation of a powe...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on introducing a ban on below invoice cost selling of alcohol to augment minimum unit pricing in view of concerns that minimum unit pricing will not impact the pricing of premium branded ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on introducing a ban on below invoice cost selling of alcohol in view of the fact that minimum unit pricing would still legally allow for a six pack of beer to be discounted by as much as...More Button

HSE Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the average height of children here aged between 6 to 18 years of age according to Irish data or comparative international data which his Department has access to by age bracket and gender in tabul...More Button

Alcohol Sales Legislation

Asked the Minister for Health: the rationale for the selection of a 1.2 metres separating barrier contained under section 22 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015; if this was developed using scientific best practices; and if...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on the reason a 1.2 metres separating barrier contained under section 22 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 will reduce the visibility of alcohol to children in view of the fact tha...More Button

National Disability Strategy Implementation Plan

Asked the Minister for Health: the budget set aside for the roll-out the three-year action plan for the NDS from 2017 to 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Veterinary Inspection Service

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to the amendment in January 2018 to section 10.4 of the certificate of suitability for a veterinary premises; his views on the change; the cost implications of same;...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if his attention has been drawn to the number of licences that have been refused in 2018 (details supplied) due to the changes to section 10.4 of the certificate of suitability for a veterinary pre...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his views on issues being faced by an organisation (details supplied).More Button

Road Safety

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his Department received applications from Galway County Council to extend the speed limit at a school (details supplied) on the grounds of speed and health and safety for persons locally using t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if the Galway County Council roads department applied to the Department of Justice and Equality or the local Garda division for a reduction in the speed limit on the N17 at a school (details suppli...More Button

Road Improvement Schemes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if a detailed design has been carried out by Galway County Council and submitted to TII for funding on the R333 at Claretuam; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if a design plan has been completed by Galway County Council and submitted to TII for the upgrade of the N54; when it will be part of the funding allocation by Galway County Council in 2019 for maj...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if a design plan being completed by Galway County Council and submitted to TII for the upgrade of the N17 at a school (details supplied); if it will be part of the funding allocation by Galway Coun...More Button

Child Abuse

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of Garda division headquarters that are collaborating with Tusla in relation to dealing with cases of child abuse in view of the recommendations by a person (details supplied); and if sh...More Button

Child Protection

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on amendments made to section 22 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 from a child protection perspective in view of he fact that the separation barrier must only be 1.2 metres in hei...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she is satisfied with section 22 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 from a child protection perspective in view of the fact that children over seven years of age will continue to be expose...More Button

HSE Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way in which a person (details supplied) who was a resident in a location can access funding in relation to travelling costs incurred from Killimor, Ballinasloe, County Galway to Ballinasloe, C...More Button

Community Employment Schemes Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: how a person who has worked 48 days out of 365 days and has actively sought work in a 12 month period is not eligible to participate on a community employment scheme (details supplied); and if she ...More Button