Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 18 October 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 607 No. 97

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Departmental Bodies.

Asked the minister: the costs since 2002 of the communications unit within his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Given that the communications unit is staffed by established civil servants and provides a news monitoring service to a range of Ministers and Departments other than the Taoiseach’s, will he not acced...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Ministerial Staff.

Asked the minister: the number of special political advisers appointed by him; their roles and responsibilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the responsibilities of the political advisers in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Are individual political advisers assigned particular policy areas? Do any of the Taoiseach’s political advisers have a sole, focused responsibility for health, or for the peace process, or for intern...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions - Public-Private Partnerships.

Asked the minister: the number of times the interdepartmental team on housing, infrastructure and public-private partnerships met in 2005; the planned meetings for the remainder of 2005; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Priority Questions - Hospital Services.

It clearly is not.More Button

No.More Button

Other Questions - Medical Cards.

Does the Minister share my view that those who need the medical card the most are children and that if she wants to make a real difference in regard to health care not only in the current situation bu...More Button

That is what has been done for the over 70s.More Button

I accept the Minister’s point that it is lower income families who need these cards the most. However, does she not accept the reality that there are many families on what would be regarded as moderat...More Button

Leaders’ Questions.

On my behalf and on behalf of the Sinn Féin Party, I extend our sincere sympathy to the siblings, nephews, nieces and extended family of the deceased, Patrick Walsh. Go ndéanfaidh Dia trócaire ar a an...More Button

It is his Government’s implementation of the Hanly report that led directly to the death of Patrick Walsh. This policy was already in operation before Mr. Hanly reported at all. Make no mistake about ...More Button

——and that the Health Service Executive should provide the resources to allow that to happen? Nothing has happened since. We have had the death of Patrick Walsh. How many more unnecessary avoidable de...More Button

I find it incredulous that the people the Taoiseach has met who are not working in the hospital system but are well informed about its needs would have said that two nurses would be the panacea for al...More Button

The Taoiseach should not seek to apportion blame outside his shared responsibility. Instead, he must undertake in conjunction with the Tánaiste to listen to a set of professionals and not to always us...More Button

——about what has been a very important contributory fact, the inquiry must include an examination of the disastrous policies that directly contributed to the death of Mr. Patrick Walsh and so many oth...More Button

We ask the Taoiseach to act now and to listen to a set of professionals who know what is needed at the coalface and to the community we proudly represent.More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31.

I seek leave to move a motion for the adjournment of the Dáil on the following specific and important matter of public interest requiring urgent consideration, namely, the need for the Government to i...More Button

Order of Business.

It was indicated in previous programmes that the Adoption (Hague Convention, Adoption Authority and Miscellaneous) Bill would come up within a 12 month period. Prior to the summer break it was signall...More Button

——in bringing forward that important legislation?More Button

Will the heads be circulated? The Taoiseach has committed to doing so in the past.More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Asked the minister: if she has received the report of the National Economic and Social Forum on early childhood care and education; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if she will report on the progress to date in 2005 on delivery of the commitments made on 29 September 2004, regarding the development of Monaghan General Hospital; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Incidence.

Asked the minister: if, in view of concerns raised regarding the long-term damage to young people’s health of using sunbeds when under the age of 16, guidelines for their use have been drawn up; if a proposal for licensi...More Button

Written Answers - Computerisation Programme.

Asked the minister: if the iSoft information technology system is currently in use in the health services; the cost of this system to the Exchequer thus far; her plans for future use of the system; and if she will make a...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Charges.

Asked the minister: if, in view of her advice to Dáil Éireann on 11 October 2005, that 15,000 applications for repayment of charges for care in long stay residential homes and institutions have been processed; the approa...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Asked the minister: if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be transferred to Beaumont Hospital.More Button


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