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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Government-Church Dialogue (Continued)

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Youth Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she has regular contact with youth organisations with a view to ensuring a continuous dialogue with an emphasis on the challenges that modern society presents for young persons ...More Button

This question relates to the extent to which the Minister continues to maintain dialogue with voluntary youth organisations throughout the country with a view to keeping in touch with the issues th...More Button

I thank the Minister for her comprehensive reply. I am glad to note the initiatives she set out. Could she tell me the extent to which she can continue to engage with areas of social or economic ...More Button

Does the Minister use existing youth organisations throughout the country with a view to ensuring that their views and perspectives are always kept to the fore in terms of the developmental needs o...More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

Given the necessity for the public to have absolute confidence in the police force, in this case An Garda Síochána, and given that over the past ten or fifteen years there have been numerous questi...More Button

Children and Young People’s Policy Framework

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she has been in a position to strategically examine and assess any specific deficiencies in respect of child care, youth support and-or development services, with particular ref...More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: if an original passport submitted with a recent application for naturalisation can now be returned in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason only 16 hours of SNA support have been awarded in the case of a person (details supplied); if the decision will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Free Travel Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if he will review a decision to refuse a companion travel pass in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

One-Parent Family Payment Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a one-parent family payment or alternative payment will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Exceptional Needs Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when an exceptional needs payment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the relevance of details in respect of their medical condition and costs associated therewith as requested in the case of a person (details supplied) regarding the determination of their entitlemen...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the basis on which assessment of means and entitlement to jobseeker's allowance is affected by any property such as a ten or 15 acre plot; the entitlement to FIS or to jobseeker's or neither in suc...More Button

Social Welfare Code

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the definition of a farm under the social welfare code, with particular reference to eligibility for a means tested social welfare payment for those owning a non-viable portion of land.More Button

Juvenile Offenders

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which support services exist to rehabilitate, educate or upskill first-time juvenile offenders with specific reference to the need to ensure that such first-time offenders do not beco...More Button

Youth Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she remains satisfied regarding the availability of adequate resources to meet the growing challenges in terms of youth support services, social services, investigative programm...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she can provide adequate funding for youth services and youth development services countrywide, with particular reference to areas of social and economic deprivation; and if she...More Button

Child Protection

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she continues to improve the services available for the protection of children in the home, in foster care or in statutory residential care; if sufficient resources continue to ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she has available to her adequate placement facilities for children at risk or deemed to be at risk; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she has sufficient resources available to her Department to meet the anticipated demands of children at risk; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Functions

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which the investigative structures within her Department are deemed adequate to meet current and future requirements as evaluated by reference to the time taken to respond to individu...More Button

Child Protection Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which support services can be made available to children who might be at risk as a result of being undocumented non-nationals; the extent to which particular measures are taken to pro...More Button

Homeless Persons Supports

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the extent to which she has access to the necessary information to address the needs of children of homeless families; if particular referrals or recommendations are received in her Department from...More Button

Child Abuse

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the average time taken to investigate cases of children at risk of the various forms of abuse; the degree to which a systemic response is in place to deal with such issues; and if she will make a s...More Button

Children in Care

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the number of children currently in foster care; the number in protective residential care; the extent of the ongoing demand arising from the need to ensure the welfare and well-being of all such c...More Button