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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Departmental Staff Redeployment

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which adequate personnel remain available throughout his Department to ensure a speedy seamless process for dealing with all applications for various payments including means testing;...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which long waiting periods in respect of appeals affecting various social welfare payments can be addressed in the short term, with particular reference to the cumulative effect of ce...More Button

Crime Prevention

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the position in respect of the provision of public CCTV in County Kildare; if Clane, County Kildare, can be considered in respect of any pilot scheme in this regard in the future; and if she will m...More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality: the position in respect of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which he has identified the hardship caused where various payments are cut off, in some cases leading to homelessness; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the progress to date in the determination of an appeal in the case of a person (details supplied) in respect of an application for jobseeker's allowance; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Delays

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the current backlog in respect of appeals for means-tested payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if he will ensure that provision is made whereby emergency payments are made available in cases of extreme hardship by way of exceptional needs payment or otherwise; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for exceptional needs payments to assist towards funeral costs in 2016; the number granted, refused and pending; the extent to which this compares with the previous year;...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which community welfare services remain readily accessible in all areas throughout the country with particular reference to meeting out of hours and emergency needs where necessary; a...More Button

Treatment Benefit Scheme Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the degree to which dental and ophthalmic benefit have been availed of in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Rental Accommodation Scheme

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if he will undertake to review and amend by way of legislation, if found necessary, the situation whereby a person following family law issues may find themselves out of the family home on foot of ...More Button

Pensions Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to previous parliamentary questions in this regard, his proposals to address issues whereby persons who opted out of the workforce to rear their children or for whatever reason, who now fin...More Button

State Pensions Payments

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which he can address the anomalies of the situation whereby persons with a mixture of PAYE and self-employed contributions may find themselves entitled to only a reduced rate of pensi...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the applications for various social welfare payments which are most commonly refused on application and referred to appeal or oral hearing; the number of cases subsequently rejected or approved on ...More Button

Youth Unemployment Measures

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which the various youth unemployment alleviation measures have resulted in successful full-time job placements; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the extent to which the self-employed can qualify for various social welfare supports now and in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

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

Asked the Minister for Health: when a specially adapted car seat can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Applications

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

Asked the Minister for Health: the outstanding documentation required in respect of an application for a medical card in the case of a person (details supplied); if the application can be reactivated in view of the fact that a b...More Button

Education Grants

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: further to Parliamentary Question No. 311 of 8 March 2017 (details supplied), her plans to allocate an aftercare worker to the remaining 275 persons; if they were assessed as needing an aftercare w...More Button