De Rossa, Prionsias

Tuesday, 15 April 1986

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 365 No. 4

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Discussions with Churches.

asked the Taoiseach if he will make a statement on the outcome of his recent discussions with the Churches on the problem of marriage breakdown; if any further such discussions are planned; if he will...More Button

Could the Taoiseach give an indication of the time scale within which he expects the Government to reach conclusions on these deliberations and proposals in relation to marriage breakdown?More Button

Does the Taoiseach expect to have legislation on this issue before the House prior to the summer recess?More Button

Does the Taoiseach foresee two Bills or one Bill coming before the House — a referendum Bill and a divorce Bill together or will they be separate Bills?More Button

Does the Taoiseach see a divorce referendum as a priority among the issues raised in the report, and does he see that there is a necessity to bring forward legislation on this issue as quickly as poss...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Closure of HOPE Hostel.

Can the Minister give an assurance that no children who were formerly being cared for by the HOPE organisation are on the streets and that they are all being catered for on an interim basis?More Button

I am not primarily concerned with the fate of HOPE but with that of the young people who are homeless. Can the Minister give an assurance that all the children cared for by HOPE are now being catered...More Button

I am anxious to know if the children which HOPE were caring for are being cared for now by the health board.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dundrum Central Mental Hospital.

asked the Minister for Health if any change is planned in the status of the Central Mental Hospital complex in Dundrum; if discussions have been held or are planned with the Eastern Health Board conce...More Button

Will the Minister indicate if alternative arrangements are being made for the drug abusers who were to have been accommodated in the 30-bed unit in the Central Mental Hospital? Will the new arrangeme...More Button

The whole question of the treatment of drug addicts in custody was held to be urgent some months ago. The unit built in Dundrum was to provide accommodation for those persons, but that unit has been ...More Button

When does the Minister expect that discussions with the Eastern Health Board will be completed? When will the final agreement be put into effect, whatever it may be?More Button

Private Notice Questions. - American Action in Libya.

asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs in view of the US air attacks on Libya, if he will say the measures, if any, the Government are taking to ensure the safety and welfare of Irish citizens there; ...More Button

Is the Minister not prepared to condemn categorically what was clearly a terrorist attack by the US on Libya? Everyone here would support the Minister's condemnation of any involvement that Libya ma...More Button

There are serious implications in the Minister saying that US action was necessary on the basis of alleged previous action by Libyan terrorists. On that basis would it be the opinion of the Minister t...More Button

Could I press the Minister to respond to my question regarding the attitude of the Government to the use of the US air base in the UK to launch this attack on a third country and what implications he ...More Button

Could I put it to the Minister that we are on the verge of signing a European agreement in relation to European political co-operation and we have been involved informally in that process, for some ti...More Button

It is concerned with security and presumably security includes——More Button

—— security from attack and security from the use of European soil to launch attacks.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare if persons in contribution class D can arrange for voluntary cover for unemployment benefit.More Button

Written Answers. - Social Welfare Statistics.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons (a) over 25 and (b) under 25, in receipt of the personal rate of unemployment assistance; and the average payment in each case.More Button

asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of (a) male and (b) female recipients of unemployment assistance; and the average personal rate in each case.More Button

Written Answers. - Ballymun (Dublin) Centre.

asked the Minister for Labour the assistance which can be given to ensure the continued operation of the Suss Centre in Ballymun, Dublin 11 which is providing an excellent resource for local people, a...More Button


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