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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3


Priority Questions - Child Care Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the absence of a comprehensive 24 hour child protection service has left gardaí as front line protectors of children in emergency; her plans ...More Button

It was in November, in the course of a response on the review of serious incidents in care services, including the deaths of children in care, that the Minister referred in the House to the Cork an...More Button

How many times has the implementation group met? Are we any closer — I note what the Minister said — to having a comprehensive out-of-hours service rolled out? Has any consideration b...More Button

Other Questions - Children in Care

There is still no statutory right to aftercare and there are no guarantees for young people leaving high support units or special care units regarding accommodation or support. Am I right in sayin...More Button

In respect of the second part of the question, the Minister said the number of these children who did not receive aftercare services was zero, that they all received aftercare services.More Button

The Minister will be aware there has been great concern in relation to this area for quite a number of reasons that we have articulated here in the past and, indeed, shared. The logical question i...More Button

It is because they have been in high support special care units that I am concerned. The fact that they were in those settings means they had particular requirements and high support needs. The p...More Button

Other Questions - Child Abuse

Has the Minister had any cross-departmental engagement on the critical need to increase additional funding support for the implementation of this legislation? There is an across-the-board recognit...More Button

——without adequate resourcing will not suffice. Will the Minister please comment on this?More Button

As a point of information, the Minister is correct in that the committee is doing good work, with excellent groups coming before it. The structuring of these Houses means that while we are dealing...More Button

Other Questions - Departmental Programmes

The first children’s strategy document, Our Children — Their Lives, was published in 2000. The Minister is aware that a significant number of intentions forming part of that strategy h...More Button

The report indicated “children will be provided with the financial supports necessary to eliminate child poverty”. We are all well aware of the reality in which we live today, and an end to child ...More Button

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Children and Young People’s Policy Framework

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the date on which she will publish her national children and young people policy framework; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she has met with the Department of Social Protection to discuss the impact that the Social Welfare Bill will have on children and young persons. More Button

Written Answers - Social Insurance

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan may expect to receive due holiday pay in addition to the redundancy payment from the social insurance fund which they have already received. More Button

Written Answers - Employment Rights

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when it is expected that payments will be issued to employees of a company (details supplied) in respect of their claims awarded by the Rights Commissioner under the Organisation of Working Time Ac...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of persons who presented to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of the Garda National Immigration Bureau to apply for extensions of residence for timed out students since th...More Button

Written Answers - Community Care

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will intervene in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath to source necessary treatment in their home county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will review the decision to cut the home care package of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 360 of 8 May 2012, the exact date on which the appointment for a patient (details supplied) has been set. More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the current and projected configuration of mental health services across counties Cavan and Monaghan; the further changes that have or are being considered the implications, if any, for the terms o...More Button