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O'Loughlin, Fiona

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pathway to Redress for Victims of Convicted Child Sexual Abusers: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Child sexual abuse is one of the most shameful aspects of the country's history. As Graham Green said, "There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in." When t...More Button

Our long history of failing to protect vulnerable members of society was highlighted again last year in the Grace case and with the horrendous revelations about the Tuam mother and baby home. Th...More Button

Louise O'Keeffe had to fight for years to make the State accept responsibility for the breach of her human rights in failing to protect her from abuse in Dunderrow national school in the 1970s. ...More Button

These safeguards were sadly lacking in many of our schools in the past.More Button

The subsequent redress scheme, as interpreted by the Government, is completely unjust, requiring that applicants show their abuser to have been the subject of a prior complaint. The redress sche...More Button

Fianna Fáil proposes to allow victims of abuse in primary schools, whose abusers have been convicted in the courts, to qualify for compensation under the scheme without the requirement of a prior...More Button

Departmental Communications

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: if he has engaged with the Department of Education and Skills with regard to the need to upgrade schools on the Curragh Camp; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Properties

Asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence: the status of the establishment of a new lands management team and a new environmental maintenance contract for the Curragh plains; the work ongoing to identify suitable locations for car parking s...More Button

State Properties

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the State and NAMA owned buildings in Newbridge.More Button

Education and Training Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the agreed apprentice school at a site (details supplied) in County Kildare; and the possibility of partnering the school with Carlow Institute of Technology.More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the extension for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 740 of 12 June 2018, the reason convalescent care is not provided after an elective surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 740 of 12 June 2018, the reason the surgery is classed as an elective surgery when the person was told it was necessary for their health.More Button

Disabilities Assessments

Asked the Minister for Health: the length of time a person is waiting for an assessment with the NDT in County Kildare; the reason for delays in assessments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of child psychologists carrying out assessments in the NDT in County Kildare.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 720 of 12 June 2018, the reason diagnoses have not been carried out within the recommended six-month period from referral.More Button

Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedure in cases in which a child psychologist employed in a NDT goes on maternity leave.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 739 of 12 June 2018, if there are primary care psychologists working in County Kildare.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 739 of 12 June 2018, the resources that prevented the HSE from finding a replacement while the psychologist is on maternity leaveMore Button