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Flanagan, Charles

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Inter-Country Adoptions

I am pleased to have the opportunity before the end of the term to raise the issue and I thank the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for her attendance. I am concerned about both the cost an...More Button

Inter-Country Adoptions (Continued)

Prospective parents who have completed the legal documentation and home study and signed up for an inter-country adoption find themselves in a somewhat precarious position consequent to the complet...More Button

I am also concerned about duplication in respect of the assessments carried out prior to the ratification of the Hague Convention. I understand that €3,700 is required for 11 hours of social wor...More Button

I am concerned at the period for which a declaration remains valid. As the Minister will be aware by dint of correspondence earlier in the year, I am most concerned about the fee schedule involv...More Button

I am pleased the Minister is present and anxious that the issue be addressed. Full accountability and transparency are required and the costs associated with inter-country adoptions must remain ...More Button

I am pleased with the Minister's statement that auditors will examine the fees schedule. Has the State satisfied itself as to the financial standing of the agencies or bodies involved in the inter...More Button

Penalty Point System

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the circumstances under which penalty points imposed on road users maybe suspended, removed or cancelled before the expiry of the statutory period, together with details of the officers charged wit...More Button