Hanafin, Mary

Wednesday, 12 April 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 518 No. 1

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Adjournment Debate. - Facilities for Disturbed Children.

I thank Deputy Neville for the opportunity to reply to this debate. I share his concerns about children who have to defend their rights before the High Court. It is an appalling vista to see children ...More Button

Since the Government came to office in 1997 it has invested £60 million in the development of our child care services, including new child and family support services such as specialised fostering and...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Social Welfare Benefits.

I reject any allegations of arrogance on the part of the Minister for Social, Community and Family Affairs, any other Minister or the Taoiseach. The Deputy will accept that persons who are in receipt ...More Button

Information on disallowance is not maintained on a county by county basis. The geographical areas covered by social welfare local offices overlap county boundaries in some instances. The total number ...More Button

The corresponding figures in regard to unemployment assistance are as follows: January, 244; February, 304; and March, 367. In addition, a further 694 were disallowed unemployment benefit during this ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Detention Centres.

I thank Deputy McGrath for raising this important matter. I am aware of the case to which he referred, his concerns and the fact that he has been in regular contact with the officials in the Departmen...More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Adoptions.

As already advised to the House, following publication of the report “Towards a Standardised Framework for Inter-Country Adoption Assessment Procedures”, the South Eastern Health Board decided to carr...More Button


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