O'Sullivan, Jan

Tuesday, 2 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 576 No. 1

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Other Questions. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: her views on the recent call from the Carers Association for a charter of basic rights for carers; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Order of Business.

A few weeks ago the Taoiseach said he expected the committee dealing with the register of persons considered unsafe to work with children Bill to report by the end of November. As it is now December, ...More Button

It is important to have it on the Statute Book.More Button

Aer Lingus Bill 2003: Second Stage (Resumed).

I welcome the opportunity to speak on the Bill. Our spokesperson on transport, Deputy Shortall, has outlined the Labour Party's deep concern that the Minister is using this legislation to prepare Aer ...More Button

Private Members' Business. - Community Employment Schemes: Motion.

My colleague, Deputy Howlin, made the point well when he said this was more than an active labour market programme. That is the point the Ministers in the Government appear to have missed. This is muc...More Button

Everybody went away thinking this was grand, that the Government knew what was going on and would do something about it. Unfortunately what we find today is that nothing is being done and no money has...More Button

The Government should be ashamed of itself. Even at this late stage it should rethink what is happening. Those in Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats – I note Deputy Sexton is present – should g...More Button

Written Answers. - Pension Provisions.

Asked the minister: the number of people currently in receipt of a State pension; her Department's assessment of the numbers of people likely to be in receipt of State pensions over the next decade; the provisions which ...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: if funding will be included for Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh, Ballinasloe, County Galway, in the forthcoming funding programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the cause of the delays involved in building the new school to replace the existing St. James's national school in Durrus, County Cork, for which a commitment was given in a pre-election announcement.More Button

Asked the minister: when the proposed refurbishment and extension of Knockskeagh national school, Clonakilty, County Cork, will commence; and the reason for the delays involved in carrying out this essential work.More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Funding.

Asked the minister: the amount of the allocation under his Department's building programme that has been spent to date; the amount he expects to have spent by the end of 2003; if he intends to return funding from the pro...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Estimates.

Asked the minister: if an extra ?4 million will be allocated to youth works funding in the budget in view of the fact that the ?1 million extra in the Estimates will not be sufficient to meet wage increases due under Sus...More Button

Written Answers. - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the action he proposes to take to resolve the urgent need for a new school to replace the sub-standard buildings of Ennis national school, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Traveller Education Strategy.

Asked the minister: the reason Traveller children are not counted in the calculation of pupil numbers for the Giving Children an Even Break scheme; if he will include them in future; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: if and when he intends to establish a national resource centre for the blind and visually impaired; the arrangements which have been made for the education of visually impaired girls; and if he will m...More Button


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