Noonan, Michael

Thursday, 20 March 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 476 No. 6

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Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Blood Transfusion Service Board: Motion.

Limerick East): I move: That Dáil Éireann, (a) notes the Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Blood Transfusion Service Board (BTSB) and acknowledges the gravity of the findings made against th...More Button

(Limerick East): Last night I informed the chairman of the compensation tribunal, Mr Justice Egan, of the Government's proposed changes and I propose to hold detailed discussions with him at the earli...More Button

(Limerick East): I have also asked the BTSB to make known forthwith its position on liability on all outstanding cases in light of the report's findings. I met the chairman and chief executive of the...More Button

(Limerick East): The Deputy's Government set it up.More Button

(Limerick East): They got them.More Button

(Limerick East): Did the Deputy discuss it in Cabinet? He was sitting at the table.More Button

(Limerick East): There was no contamination.More Button

(Limerick East): That is what the Deputy said.More Button

(Limerick East): The original arrangement was that the Deputy would have half an hour. In response to a request from the Opposition Chief Whip this morning that was extended to an hour. The problem...More Button

(Limerick East): If an arrangement can be made with Deputy O'Donnell that is agreeable. The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Howlin, has been subject to sustained attack. He wishes to speak this...More Button

Written Answers. - Geriatric Services.

Was asked: the current position and future plans, if any, for the provision of a geriatric unit at Clonmel, County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): A post of consultant geriatrician has been approved for South Tipperary to be based at St. Joseph's Clonmel. When he or she takes up duty a consultant-led geriatric service will be pr...More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if he will restore medical cards to all students in the country; the date on which this will be done; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): Under the Health Act, 1970, medical cards are issued to persons who, in the opinion of the chief executive officer of the appropriate health board are unable, without undue hardship, t...More Button

Written Answers. - Home Help Service.

Was asked: the amount of money provided through his Department to the North-Eastern Health Board for each of the years from 1986 to date for the provision of home helps.More Button

Limerick East): As the Deputy may be aware, it is a matter for each health board, within the overall financial allocation notified by my Department, to decide the level of funding for the home help se...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the total cost of non-civil servants and other such staff attached to his office for each of the years 1980, 1988, 1990, 1995 and 1996; and the estimated cost for 1997.More Button

Limerick East): The total cost of non-civil servants and other such staff costs attached to this office including salaries, superannuation, travel and expenses, for the years in question is set out in...More Button

Written Answers. - 1977 Health Board Allocations.

Was asked: when allocations will be made to the health boards for 1997; if there will be an increase for child care or community care in 1997; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): In line with the publication of the Abridged Book of Estimates, all health boards were notified of their 1997 allocation in writing on the 23 December 1996. In relation to child care, ...More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Treatment Services.

Was asked: the moneys separately available for drug treatment services in 1997 to the Eastern Health Board and to the drugs task forces; and the areas, if any, in which there is any overlap of funding.More Button

Limerick East): As the Deputy will be aware, local drugs task forces have been set up in twelve priority areas in Dublin as recommended by the ministerial task force on measures to reduce the demand f...More Button


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