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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Departmental Reform

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he expects reform to feature in respect of policy affecting various Departments with particular reference to the need to ensure equity throughout all Departments; and if he will...More Button

This question is self-explanatory. To what extent do the reforms that were evident in recent years continue to be exercised across all Departments, without exception?More Button

I thank the Minister for his reply. Are Departments encouraged to compare their results with a view to achieving the best possible outcome for the taxpayer? Has that happened in the past? Can th...More Button

Given the obvious success of that policy during the downturn, does the Minister remain satisfied that the same benefits can accrue in a growing economy, as ours is? Will the reforms that are in pl...More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019: Committee Stage (Continued)

The ruling on the amendment was made by the Chair. It was not the Minister's decision.More Button

I ask the Minister to move the adjournment. There will be 41 minutes left to deal with this section when the debate resumes tomorrow.More Button

  Progress reported; Committee to sit again.More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 11 p.m. until 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.More Button

Departmental Budgets

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he has been alerted to potential budgetary overruns in respect of various Departments; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Unemployment Levels

Asked the Taoiseach: the number of persons registered as unemployed in 2011.More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which budgetary corrections in respect of capital expenditure need to follow in the wake of the overrun of costs for the national children’s hospital; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which his Department has received communication from other Departments, bodies and agencies under their aegis seeking expenditure on such issues as upgrade of motorways, new roadworks...More Button

Departmental Programmes

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he remains satisfied of being able to continue to meet the targets set by him in the context of spending and reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his priorities in order to achieve best economic practice for Ireland in the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if the extent to which reforms throughout the public sector are likely to yield improved economic performance in 2019 has been quantified; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Economic Competitiveness

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the role he expects for reform throughout the public sector to impact on economic performance in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the most effective reforms undertaken throughout the public and private sectors over the past number of years which have contributed substantially to economic progress; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the degree to which he in the context of reform has introduced new criteria in view of the international and global trading challenges; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

House Sales

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the action he will take in terms of public expenditure and reform with a view to ensuring that the domestic customer has a reasonable chance of purchasing a home notwithstanding the competition fro...More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the full extent to date of recruitment throughout the public sector in the context of economic recovery; the expectation in respect of future recruitment throughout the sector in 2019 and thereafte...More Button

Brexit Preparations

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he can take steps to minimise the impact of Brexit on the economy; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of an appeal for a visa in the case of a person (details supplied); when the appeal is likely to be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Citizenship Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residency Permits

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

Disability Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if an appeal has been received against a decision to refuse an application for disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a review will be undertaken of the case of a person (details supplied) with a view to backdating payment of a jobseeker's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Community Employment Schemes Administration

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the reason her Department is delaying a person (details supplied) from taking up a community employment scheme position in a company; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button