Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 7 February 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 530 No. 1

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Business of Dáil.

When the Deputy's party was in Government it knocked every reform put on the table.More Button

Written Answers. - Abortion Referendum.

Was asked: the progress made regarding a ref erendum on abortion; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Cabinet committee appointed by the Government to undertake this task is at present considering the fifth progress report of the Oireachtas All-Party Committee on the Constitution dealing with the ...More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Treatment Services.

Was asked: the assistance his Department will give to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny who is seeking treatment for her son (details supplied) at Aislinn, Ballyragget, County Kilkenny; if the South...More Button

The provision of drug treatment services in County Kilkenny is the statutory responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board. However, the South Eastern Health Board has informed me that the person i...More Button

Written Answers. - Cancer Treatment Services.

Was asked: the locations of the proposed the centres of excellence for cancer treatment; if Waterford Regional Hospital will be one of the locations; the extent of the funding for each location; the range of exp...More Button

The development of centres of excellence for cancer treatment is being progressed in line with the recommendations contained in the national cancer strategy. The previous national cancer forum conside...More Button

Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Was asked: the progress on the provision of an autism centre at Myshall, County Carlow.More Button

With reference to the property mentioned by the Deputy, discussions are taking place between officials from my Department, the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and the Office of Public W...More Button

Written Answers. - Chiropody Services.

Was asked: if he has satisfied himself that the ad hoc committee for assessing the professional competence of chiropodists is capable of making a satisfactory assessment; his views on the professional qualificat...More Button

I presume the Deputy is referring to the introduction of a revised assessment mechanism for chiropodists who wish to work in the public health sector. Following the settlement of a High Court case in ...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the significant number of chiropodists who are being forced to withdraw from dealing with medical card patients due to the unacceptably long delays in issuing paymen...More Button

Health boards provide, under the GMS scheme, chiropody services through a panel of private practitioners on the basis of three treatments per annum for medical card holders over 65 years of age. I am ...More Button

Written Answers. - Carers' Needs Assessment.

Was asked: the progress which has been made regarding a pilot system of needs assessment for carers as proposed in the Government's review of its action programme; when this process will be completed; and if he ...More Button

Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in Kildare will receive an appointment for orthodontic treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the provision of orthodontic services for eligible persons in County Kildare is the statutory responsibility of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, I have asked the director of corporate service...More Button

Written Answers. - Home Help Service.

Was asked: the total number of home help hours provided for in each health board region; the number of people helped; and the approximate cost.More Button

Written Answers. - Traditional Medicines Products Forum.

Was asked: the progress to date with regard to the traditional medicines products forum; when the final report will be produced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The examination of proposals in this area is being conducted on my behalf by the Irish Medicines Board. The board has recently submitted to me an interim report on the matter entitled, Herbal Medicine...More Button

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