Crowe, Sean

Tuesday, 17 December 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 5

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Order of Business.

I refer to the proposed changes in the regulation of provisional licence holders and other aspects of driving licence regulation that have dominated the news recently. These will dramatically increase...More Button

Social Welfare Bill, 2002: Report and Final Stages.

I support amendment No. 1. Prior to the budget, the Government made two promises, one to large financiers to cut corporation tax to 12%, the other to ordinary men and women to increase child benefit i...More Button

While I do not know if this is true, it is clear a Government decision has been taken which will hurt the weakest sections of society.More Button

Written Answers. - Passport Incident.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied) had their Irish passport deliberately torn by a member of the Colombian Security Service, DAS, and that when another Spanis...More Button

Written Answers. - Teacher Training.

Asked the minister: his views on the provision of a mandatory subject on racial and ethnic awareness in the State's teaching training colleges; and his achievements to educate future teachers on the difficulties they wil...More Button

Written Answers. - Traveller Resource Teacher Programme.

Asked the minister: the progress to date on the Traveller resource teacher programme and the visiting teachers for Traveller children; the number of teachers employed under this scheme; the schools they are employed in o...More Button

Asked the minister: the progress of the Traveller education service; the reason the commitment under the PPF to provide a high level civil servant dedicated to oversee the progress of the service has not been honoured; t...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the literacy rates in the Traveller community; the figures in this regard; his views on whether these figures are acceptable; the resources which have been invested ...More Button

Asked the minister: his plans to carry out a cost benefit analysis of the money invested in edu cation for the purpose of improving access to education for members of the Traveller community; and if he will consider carr...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the effects the 25% cut in funding to the Education Welfare Board will have on the board; the work it plans to do; and the implications of this for access to education for people from disadvantaged ba...More Button

Written Answers. - Drug-related Deaths.

Asked the minister: if, in view of the number of people dying as a result of drug use, he has proposals for or if he will consider the establishment of a register of drug deaths in order that the scale of the problem can...More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Treatment Services.

Asked the minister: the breakdown for each health authority area of the average waiting time for drug users attempting to get on a programme.More Button

Written Answers. - Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: the measures the health boards are implementing to draw up a realistic plan to achieve the objective in the national drugs strategy to have immediate access for drug users to assessment and counsellin...More Button

Written Answers. - Drug Abuse.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the problems being experienced by the widespread use of benzos among clients on drugs projects; and the measures or plans he proposes to implement to deal with this ...More Button

Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

Asked the minister: the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in Dublin; the proportion of total taxis in Dublin that this constitutes; the difference between those figures and the number and proportion of wheelchair acc...More Button

Written Answers. - Taxi Licences.

Asked the minister: the number of taxi licences which have been issued since deregulation.More Button

Written Answers. - Rail Network.

Asked the minister: if funding will be made available for the upgrading of Broombridge railway station.More Button

Written Answers. - Airport Security.

Asked the minister: the amount the large Garda presence, including air support, at Shannon Airport on the weekend of 6 to 8 December, cost the State; the cost to the State of Garda protection for American military aircra...More Button

Written Answers. - Electoral Boundaries.

Asked the minister: if the provisions of the Nice treaty regarding the European Parliament seat allocation for Ireland mean that there will be a reduction in the number of seats allocated to Ireland in the 2004 European ...More Button

Written Answers. - Remedial Works Schemes.

Asked the minister: if a decision has been made regarding the application by South Dublin County Council in connection with the refurbishment programme for Cushlawn Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.More Button

Written Answers. - Traveller Accommodation Programme.

Asked the minister: the breakdown, per local authority, of the traveller accommodation programme; the amount of units proposed; the number of units built in 2001; and the number of units proposed to be built in 2003.More Button

Written Answers. - National Drugs Strategy.

Asked the minister: the progress to date in setting up the regional drugs task forces across the State; the budgets which will be available to these task forces; and the way in which the community representatives who wil...More Button

Asked the minister: the amount of funding being made available to tackle the increasing levels of drug use in society by providing alternatives and diversions for people at risk of drug abuse; the amount of money being m...More Button

Written Answers. - Social Insurance.

Asked the minister: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that a great many adult handicapped people have no PRSI record; and if her attention has further been drawn to the fact that this means families are unable ...More Button


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