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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

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Order of Business (Continued)

With regard to promised legislation, could the Taoiseach indicate the progress to date in bringing before the House the legislation to provide for an all-Ireland gas market, particularly in the con...More Button

Child Benefit Rates

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: having regard to the Estimates prepared by her Department and the likely competing demand arising, if she is satisfied that she can meet the needs of those with disabilities and others who are vuln...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to the hardship and distress caused to applicants for local authority housing who are forced to rely on rent support in respect of private housing and are subject to...More Button

FÁS Training Programmes

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the total number of training places created in the past two years; the extent to which such schemes can be augmented in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Back to Education Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the amount by which means exceeded the guidelines in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will review the decision to refuse jobseeker's allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the basis on which maximum rent support levels are being determined in respect of persons eligible for such support in lieu of local authority housing; the factors taken into account in determining...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the steps that have been taken to shorten the waiting period for the determination of appeals in respect of each social welfare payment; the particular payments that have so far not achieved approv...More Button

Domiciliary Care Allowance Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of applications for domiciliary care allowance received in each of the past three years to date; the number approved; the number rejected; the number of cases granted on appeal; an...More Button

Child Benefit Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of families in receipt of child benefit; the extent to which this number has fluctuated over the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Pension Provisions

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of recipients of non-contributory old age pension; the degree, if any, to which this number has fluctuated in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Carer's Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the length of time currently taken to process carer's allowance applications on average; the extent to which the situation has improved or otherwise over the past three years to date; and if she wi...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of occasions on which applications for disability allowance and or invalidity pension have been refused and the refusal upheld on appeal have subsequently been awarded on for of new appl...More Button

Social Welfare Overpayments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of instances wherein an overpayment has been discovered in respect of particular social welfare payments in each of the past three years to date; the number of cases in respect of which ...More Button

Carer's Allowance Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for carer's allowance received in each of the past four years to date; the numbers granted, refused and granted and refused on appeal; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of households currently in receipt of mortgage interest relief; the number of applications received in each year in the past three years to date; the number approved, refused, granted on...More Button

Community Employment Schemes Places

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of persons currently on community employment schemes; the numbers of applications received in each of the past three years to date; the extent to which the necessary resources rema...More Button

Employment Support Services

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the total number of temporary, part-time or internship places created in the past two years from the various initiatives undertaken by Government; the extent to which such schemes can be augmented ...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which it has been found possible to expedite the process for the determination of entitlement to basic social welfare payments in respect of persons previously self-employed; and if s...More Button

Citizenship Applications

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