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Cahill, Jackie

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Financial Resolution No. 2: General (Resumed) (Continued)

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The budget offers no plan as to how to the developing economy will reach rural Ireland. It seems that the Government does not intend to act in this regard. If there is to be a fair sharing out of...More Button

Does the Minister truly understand that rural Ireland continues to stagnate while he expresses such optimism for the future? This budget has been treated as an accounting exercise by the Ministe...More Button

In 2015, 22% of the jobs created were created in Dublin and 46% of the IDA visits were to Dublin sites. In the budget, €15 million has been allocated to broadband which is not nearly enough to p...More Button

The proposals on health and the 950 home care packages are welcome, as are the 58 additional transitional care beds and the 55 acute beds. My county would take all of what was promised in the bu...More Button

There is not enough funding for rural roads in the budget. Sports grants for 2016 have been axed. Many voluntary organisations were waiting and hoping to get those allocations in 2016. There i...More Button

Horticulture and grain, two sectors under immense pressure, will get very little comfort from the budget. An Oireachtas joint committee presented a submission to the Minister for Finance on the ...More Button

There has been much hype about the €150 million that will be made available for low-interest loans. German farmers can borrow money at lower interest rates than what is promised in the budget. ...More Button

I can see the scheme being another administrative nightmare, as happened with TAMS and other schemes that the Government established in the past number of years. The ANC scheme was a simple way ...More Button

Most of the funding announced yesterday is a rehash of schemes that were already in place and there is very little extra money. While the opt-out year on tax paid by farmers is welcome, all it i...More Button

The Minister must re-examine the proposals made by some farming organisations which would allow money to be put away during good years and taken out again to pay taxes and bills during poor years...More Button

DEIS Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a school (details supplied) will be assessed for inclusion in the DEIS programme, which is currently under review, as all research carried out in its catchment area emphasises the need for the s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a school (details supplied) will be immediately assessed for inclusion in the DEIS programme, which is currently under review, in view of the fact that all research carried out in its catchment ...More Button

Disability Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will intervene in the case of a person (details supplied) who requires early intervention services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the way, under the National Treatment Purchase Fund, a person (details supplied) can access an urgently needed knee replacement operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mobile Telephony Services

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he will engage with the mobile telephone service providers about the poor and sometimes non-existent coverage in rural Tipperary and insist that they cease cherry-picking the high-population urb...More Button