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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Ceisteanna – Questions. - Departmental Estimates.

Asked the Taoiseach: the allocation which was made to his Department in the 2003 Estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Estimates indicate that €9.8 million is set aside for salaries, expenses and allowances. How much of this is earmarked for special advisers and media advisers in the Department of the Taoi...More Button

In the Taoiseach's reply to me earlier, he indicated that the programme manager was possibly the individual I focused on in regard to the generous level of remuneration received. Are there others w...More Button

The Taoiseach made the point that such people are recruited on the basis of their level of income in the private sector, plus 10%. We have a highly professional Civil Service and it begs the questi...More Button

The National Forum on Europe has already been mentioned in regard to the allocation of some €700,000 in the Book of Estimates for the coming year. The Taoiseach has, in part, answered some of ...More Button

There is an allocation of €700,000 for the Forum on Europe in the Book of Estimates for the Taoiseach's Department. I am trying to establish how that will actually be used and if the sum incor...More Button

Ceisteanna – Questions. - Strategic Management Initiative.

There is a question which focuses on an action programme for the modernisation of the Civil Service. The idea of recruiting from the private sector into Government Departments is of itself a very n...More Button

—Civil Service. I do not believe that recruitment from the private sector into the Civil Service is confined only to the highest level within his own Department and as has already been respon...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Interventions in Planning Applications.

I am sorry the Minister for the Environment and Local Government is not here to hear this matter. However, I welcome the Minister of State, Deputy Noel Ahern. I raise this issue because it is a mat...More Button

I request that the Minister outline the steps it is proposed to take to remove or significantly reduce the current obstacles to development of domestic dwellings and tourism focused projects in wes...More Button

I have met with several young people, and some not so young, in the past 12 months. The majority are native to these counties and have returned home after years of forced economic migration elsewhe...More Button

This need not be. The people of west Cavan and Leitrim, of Dowra and the shores of Lough Allen – the first lake on the River Shannon as it makes its way from the Shannon Pot in west Cavan &nd...More Button

The applications of which I speak were almost all approved by Cavan or Leitrim County Councils. An Taisce has been the primary objector to An Bord Pleanála, which appears to be all too ready...More Button

The Lough Allen marina proposals would have reaped a €30 million investment and created more than 100 jobs. What would that have meant to an area that has known only impoverishment for decades...More Button

This matter needs to be addressed and I appeal to the Minister to give a positive indication of the steps he proposes to take.More Button

Written Answers. - Maternity Services.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if his attention has been drawn to the comments of the Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin (details supplied) that the hospital did not receive the funding required fro...More Button

Written Answers. - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: when he expects the Director of Public Prosecutions to make a decision regarding whether there is sufficient evidence of wrongdoing to proceed with a prosecution with reference to the report of the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if the Government supports the establishment of an inquiry into the role of pharmaceutical companies in the contamination of blood products; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Patient Statistics.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: the number of children aged between one and 15 who were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in each year from 1995 to 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Industrial Relations.

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the IMO has officially directed public health doctors and medical professionals not to participate in a meeting being arranged by a sub-group dealin...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health and Children: if it is the intention of his Department and the health boards to enter into discussions with the IMO on the implementation of the Brennan review into pay and conditions of public health doctors; a...More Button