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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 Nbr. 3


International Agreements: Motion

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International Co-operation: Motion

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Community Employment Schemes: Motion

The cuts to community employment, CE, schemes in the 2012 budget were dressed up by the Minister for Social Protection and her colleagues as some form of enhancement of training opportunities and e...More Button

Why did the Minister announce a review of the schemes in the wake of the budget decision to cut? It was because the Labour Party came under enormous pressure, and rightly so, from communities acro...More Button

As the Sinn Féin motion states, the sequence of events since the budget has created confusion and frustration. Deputies of all opinion, if they are in touch with their communities, know tha...More Button

Less attention was paid initially to the other, and very insidious, element of the cut. At the end of January, CE schemes were informed that new participants in CE schemes will not be able to clai...More Button

The materials and training budget cuts are bad enough, but the related social protection payment cuts will be especially damaging. The participants in one project, who made representations to us, ...More Button

This is a prime example of the type of special CE programme that would be worst affected by these cuts. In this case, the programme plays an important role in recovery and rehabilitation for forme...More Button

Has the Minister even considered the effect of these cuts on community child care?This is one of the range of services affected which provide vital supports for people requiring care, such as meals...More Button

These cuts are hitting the most vulnerable in our society. Are we to have a situation where, at the end of March, the Fine Gael-Labour Government approves the hand-over of €3.1 billion to Ang...More Button

I acknowledge that the only Government representatives in the Chamber for this debate are Labour Party Deputies. I know that each of them cares about this issue. I urge the Minister to allow the ...More Button

Written Answers - Prisoner Welfare

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding the proposal for the Irish Prison Service to examine options for the development of prisoner welfare and resettlement functions generally; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Written Answers - Prison Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a meeting [358]of governors and doctors has been held advising of new procedures that govern the use of safety observation cells and close supervision cells as set ou...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 12 January 2012, the reason that 40% of applications filed in 2011 have not yet been processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding a disability allowance appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) which has been pending for nearly 19 months; and if she will expedite the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will investigate the position of persons (details supplied) in County Monaghan who have been refused rent supplement payment; if she will review this decision; and if she will make a stateme...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if the statistics provided in Parliamentary Question No. 139 of 12 January 2012, can be broken down into types of disability that is physical, sensory, learning, emotional, behavioural and autistic...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he has given approval to Monaghan County Council and a housing association (details supplied) to move to the next stage in the development of a group home for women with physical and sensory dis...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will identify cuts that have been made to the home help service in Kilkenny; if it is intended to cut the service entirely; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the steps he will take to prevent the proposal by the Health Service Executive to cease the preparation of meals on-site at a home (details supplied) in County Dublin and the replacement of freshly...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will investigate a case in Waterford in which the Health Service Executive has failed to provide occupational therapy to a five year old boy (details supplied) with autism spectrum disorder i...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will intervene with the Health Service Executive to address the cases of persons (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button