Creed, Michael

Tuesday, 1 February 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 513 No. 3

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Order of Business.

Will it be high standards or low standards?More Button

National Beef Assurance Scheme Bill, 1999 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the national beef assurance scheme. The announcement of the outbreak of BSE in March 1996 was a watershed in the Irish beef industry and it has taken us a conside...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Health Services: Motion.

What about the blood bank in Cork?More Button

That is because waiting lists were down.More Button

That is not true.More Button

The lists are longer.More Button

That is a very scientific approach.More Button

Blame the nurses.More Button

Blame the doctors, the nurses and the previous Government.More Button

That was when Deputy Noonan was Minister.More Button

I congratulate Deputy Martin on his appointment as Minister for Health and Children and Deputy Hanafin on her appointment as Minister of State and I wish them well. I note from press coverage that the...More Button

If the Minister reads his speech he will see that he said nurses were to blame for the growing waiting lists and doctors were to blame for problems in accident and emergency departments. That is a pre...More Button

This issue is now part of his portfolio and people in Cork are waiting in anticipation. I will return to this issue in the future as I do not want to ruin the Deputy's inaugural appearance in the Hous...More Button

Written Answers. - Human Rights Abuses.

Asked the minister: the consideration, if any, given by the Government to instituting legal proceedings against the countries of origin under the European Convention of Human Rights where these countries have signed up t...More Button

Written Answers. - Milk Quota.

Asked the minister: the reason his Department is proposing to end the temporary leasing scheme for milk quotas.More Button

Written Answers. - Sports Funding.

Asked the minister: the amount of money available for the recreation amenity grant scheme for 2000; the closing date for receipt of valid applications; and when the allocations will be made.More Button

Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.

Asked the minister: the reason local authorities, when determining eligibility for higher education grants, cannot accept revenue assessments of income and tax liability from the self-employed; and the proposals, if any,...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Amalgamation.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the parents at a school (details supplied) in County Cork have decided by plebiscite not to proceed with an amalgamation with three other schools; the ...More Button


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