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Durkan, Bernard J.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 Nbr. 2


Order of Business

Deputy Ó Cuív should take it easy.More Button

In respect of promised and past legislation, I wish to raise the degree to which the Data Protection Act is now being used by State and semi-State agencies to withhold——More Button

There is promised legislation. It is being used to withhold legitimately sought information from people by public representatives. It is being used as a shelter to ensure that no information is g...More Button

——in carrying out their daily work should be introduced.More Button

No, I referred to No. 109. It is a Bill to enhance the protections available to citizens to communicate in confidence with Members of the Oireachtas. The promised legislation is at cross purposes...More Button

It affects the Ceann Comhairle’s job.More Button

I know he would not like it to affect his job.More Button

I know. I like to be helpful.More Button

The critical issue I see, as a Member of this House for some time——-More Button

——is that the legislation is at cross purposes if we continue to allow the Data Protection Act to be interpreted the way it is.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to review the impact of the budget 2012 throughout the educational sector with particular reference to the need to provide for the most sensitive ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if arising from budgetary curtailments affecting small and rural schools, he is prepared to accommodate technical structures at local level which will allow for the pooling of resources and retenti...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Collection

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which his income is likely to be affected following the recent communication from the Revenue Commissioners [319]in the case of a person (details supplied)...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Amalgamation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he or his Department has received communication from the relevant management authorities at local level in regard to any rationalisation in respect of smaller rural schools; if ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will have regard for the necessity to recognise the danger of rural isolation and urban disadvantage in any reconfiguration of the network of school throughout the country arising from the bu...More Button

Written Answers - Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which he has examined the full extent of the training, upskilling or temporary placements for the long-term unemployed to emerge in the coming year with particular reference to SOLAS ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total expected number of positions to be created for the unemployed through SOLAS in each of the next four years; the extent to which the areas most seriously affected by unemployment are likel...More Button

Written Answers - Unemployment Levels

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the degree to which experiences throughout Europe in dealing with the needs of the young unemployed can be incorporated in future policies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Courses

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the number of students known to have dropped out of third level education in each of the past three years to date in 2012 for whatever reason; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Enrolments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of third level places available at third level institutions in each of the past three years to date in 2012; the extent to which this meets the requirements for third level places;...More Button

Written Answers - Bullying in Schools

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the extent to which school bullying continues to be monitored and identified as a problem in all schools [335]throughout the country; if any particular initiatives are b...More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he is satisfied that the pupil-teacher ratios in all schools throughout County Kildare are likely to remain within the average nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he is satisfied that the requirements of special needs pupils in mainstream education will be addressed on an ongoing basis notwithstanding the budgetary situation; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if an application for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has been [352]received in the relevant section of her Department;...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if and when disability allowance will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if and when domiciliary care allowance will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when jobseeker’s allowance will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current and likely future residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in regard to residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current or expected position in regard to the determination of residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in regard to the determination of naturalisation entitlement in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; when their national passport and travel documents will be ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding, and procedure to date, in the determination of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding, and progress and sequence of events to date, in the determination of residency and naturalisation status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current procedures to date, and expectation in, the determination of residency and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if and when naturalisation will be awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if and when procedures to determine naturalisation will be concluded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position and sequence of events to date in the determination of entitlement to naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current or expected position in regard to determination of naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the procedures and sequence of events to date in the determination of entitlement to residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the Minister for Health: when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button