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Durkan, Bernard J.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions

The Deputy has a short memory.More Button

The Deputy will be intending to do a bit of that himself.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

On promised legislation-----More Button

I am trying to raise promised legislation.More Button

The companies (miscellaneous provisions) Bill and criminal justice (proceeds of crime) Bill are listed as promised legislation.More Button

In view of comments made by the outgoing Director of Corporate Enforcement last year and again last week, is it intended to address the weaknesses he identified in the system given that they are an...More Button

Will the two Bills be brought to the House at the earliest possible date to address this specific issue?More Button

Personal Insolvency Bil 2012: From the Seanad (Resumed) (Continued)

Seanad amendments Nos. 6, 134, 135, 136 and 176 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Seanad amendment No. 6:More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 10, 29, 36, 111 to 113, inclusive, and 157 to 159, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 11, 183, 230 to 242, inclusive and 245 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

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  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

Seanad amendment No. 23, amendments Nos. 1 and 2 to Seanad amendment No. 23, and Seanad amendments Nos. 30, 34, 37, 77 and 129 are related and will be discussed together.More Button

Is amendment No. 23 agreed to?More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 25, 28, 31, amendment No. 1 to 31, 32, amendment No. 1 to 32, 35, 39, 43 and 45 to 52, inclusive, are related and will be discussed together by agreement. Is that agreed? A...More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

I will put each amendment individually.More Button

Amendment No. 1 to amendment No. 31, which we are discussing as part of this group, is in the name of Deputy Mac Lochlainn.More Button

Yes.More Button

I call Deputies Niall Collins and Healy-Rae in that order.More Button

The Deputy had his opportunity to speak. He must remain silent while the Minister replies.More Button

This is not a parish pump. I ask the Deputy to have regard for the House.More Button

HSE Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the degree to which he is satisfied that frontline and or essential services can be retained within the context of the budget for his Department for the year ending 31 December 2013, with particula...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he is satisfied regarding the adequacy of the budget for his Department to meet in full the projected requirements in the coming year; the extent, if any, to which any unforeseen expenditure can...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he has put in place procedures to monitor day to day costs in the health service with a view to prevention of budgetary overruns at year's end; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Health Insurance Prices

Asked the Minister for Health: the action that has been taken to ensure that health insurance costs here are brought into line with the most competitive in Europe; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which waiting periods for various surgical or medical procedures have fluctuated over the past five years to date with particular reference to cardiovascular surgery, hip replacements...More Button

Hospital Acquired Infections

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which steps are taken to prevent the spread of various hospital bugs including MRSA, all air borne and other infections; if the major cause or causes of such infections have been iden...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if members of the public have ready and easy access to all preliminary procedures preparatory to surgical or medical interventions with particular reference to obtaining the necessary appointments ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which patient numbers in public and private hospitals continue to be monitored with a view to ensuring that the public hospital system is not used as a means of direct or indirect sup...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number and nature of surgical and or medical procedures carried out in the public hospital sector in each of the past five years and to date in 2012; the extent of any trends emerging; and if h...More Button

Health Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of referrals for further psychological or medical attention following school medical examinations in each of the past five years and to date in 2012; the full extent to which the procedu...More Button

Nursing Home Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he has carried out an evaluation of the various public nursing homes throughout the country with a view to ensuring the retention of the maximum number of such facilities to mee...More Button

Community Care Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which community care facilities are likely to be made available to older persons in the future with particular reference to those with a higher degree of mobility; and if he will make...More Button

Hospital Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: if he is satisfied regarding the availability of an adequate supply of junior hospital doctors in 2013, 2014 and thereafter; the extent to which this supply will relate to the number of doctors qua...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which the relevant authorities within his Department or within the Health Service Executive have examined the need for the upgrading of health centres throughout the country in the co...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the need to upgrade the health centres in north west Kildare with particular reference to the growing centres of population; the extent to which the current healt...More Button

Nursing Home Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the ability of St Brigid’s Nursing Home, Crooksling, County Dublin to accommodate up to 120 patients; that such numbers have been accommodated there in the past a...More Button