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Breathnach, Declan

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Respite Care Services Provision

I remarked at a meeting of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight earlier that things are still unwell in the state of Angola. Despite the Department of Health's provision of more than €17 billion, ...More Button

Last week, service users in Sruthan House, Dundalk, and their families received a letter from the HSE saying the facility would close down by the end of the year. Sruthan House is operated by th...More Button

I have seen the letter that was sent to clients and it is an understatement to say I am appalled. The letter said that because of the prioritisation of the provisions of services to enhance cost...More Button

Respite Care Services Provision (Continued)

How can closing this 23 year old service, which has had no complaints and nothing but admiration, and telling people with these disabilities to travel in excess of 100 km to a service in Roscommon,...More Button

The HIQA inspection of the premises in October 2018 found the facility to be fully compliant with all of the regulations and the inspector noted the close bond that existed between the staff and ...More Button

The HSE's letter went on to invite clients and family members to discuss their concerns about the proposed changes. The letter began by stating it will close in December this year and suddenly d...More Button

I am aware of the commitment of the Minister of State to disability services and two disability service houses have been opened, in Balbriggan and Dundalk, to which he committed. I ask him to te...More Button

I do not doubt the sincerity of the Minister of State with regard to disability services but I am terribly disappointed by the response. As he indicated, he was informed of this today. I call on ...More Button

It is in the hands of the Minister of State to get to grips with what management is being dictated to deliver at the expense of people in my community and beyond. I am quite sure that before the...More Button

Home Loan Scheme

Live horse and get grass.More Button

State Pension (Contributory) Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if self-employed persons such as farmers will be entitled to the maximum pension rate under the changes in the new total contributions approach, TCS, planned for post-2020; and if she will make a s...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the reason maintenance payments in divorce settlements are classed as disposable income (details supplied).More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the reason social housing assessment regulations place County Louth in band 2 of the maximum net income threshold at €30,000 (details supplied); the reason counties Meath, Kildare and Wicklow are p...More Button