Harney, Mary

Thursday, 24 November 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 610 No. 42

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Order of Business.

It is proposed to take No. 27, Sea-Fisheries and Maritime Jurisdiction Bill 2005 — Second Stage (resumed), to adjourn at 1.30 p.m. if not previously concluded; and No. 1, Registration of Deeds and Tit...More Button

I think about seven institutions were added in the summer to the list by the Minister for Education and Science. They were institutions where the State had an inspection role and, therefore, had respo...More Button

I do not know the individual’s specific case mentioned by the Deputy but there was no single——More Button

I understand the Minister for Education and Science has met the lady in question and spoken to her. I am not familiar with the purpose of each section in the Children Act but I am aware that the Minis...More Button

We will have two pharmacy Bills, one dealing with some fitness to practise issues that will come before the House early next year. The second Bill is scheduled for later in the year or at the start of...More Button

A social welfare Bill will be published to implement the budget changes. The Minister for Social and Family Affairs and the Minister for Finance will announce a major package for social welfare in the...More Button

The Minister for Social and Family Affairs is conscious of and sensitive to the needs of the elderly on welfare.More Button

I am very interested in this issue because the doctor in question has contacted my office a number of times on the provision of a private facility for cancer care at Cork University Hospital. I am mor...More Button

Concerning the alcohol products Bill, which was raised as a priority question some days ago, we have decided on a voluntary code in the first instance.More Button

The legislation will be published in the middle of next year and I will ask the Chief Whip to communicate with Deputy Michael Higgins on the ratification of various treaties.More Button

That will occur in the middle of next year. What is happening in Monaghan is much less than what the Deputy’s party colleague, the Northern Ireland Minister with responsibility for health, social serv...More Button

Deputy Ó Caoláin should be consistent.More Button

I am not familiar with the legislation to which Deputy O’Sullivan refers. In the case of Ms O’Loughlin, it was a private institution and the State had no inspection role and therefore the institution ...More Button

It does not cover legal redress.More Button

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment is examining general employment protection legislation.More Button

I understand a debate is scheduled for next week on the WTO talks. It is not possible to say when we will have the Charity Regulations Bill.More Button

In the middle of next year.More Button

That issue will not be dealt with in the Social Welfare Bill.More Button

The legislation will be published next year.More Button

Written Answers - Tribunals of Inquiry.

Was asked: the basis on which the State is appealing an award of legal costs, which have already been adjudicated by the Taxing Master, in the compensation tribunal case of a person (details supplied) in County ...More Button

My Department has no knowledge of the case to which the Deputy refers, and has no role in either approving or appealing legal costs to persons who have made claims to the hepatitis C and HIV compensat...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: the precise date in May 2005 when she or officials from her Department met with a private hospital group from Dundalk; and if an agreement was made at that meeting.More Button

I met the group proposing to develop a private hospital in Dundalk on 4 May 2005. No agreement was made at our meeting. In July I issued a policy direction to the board of the Health Service Executive...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: the number of patients who were treated on trolleys in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital between 1 January 2005 and 31 October 2005.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Was asked: if she has set a date to meet a delegation from Dundalk Town Council in relation to Louth County Hospital as promised in May 2005; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, I met a delegation from Dundalk Town Council and local Oireachtas members last May at which a number of service issues relating to Louth County Hospital were discussed. I ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Reform.

Was asked: the way in which the final determinations in respect of each health board for 2004 were discharged and in particular the way in which the proportion formerly paid in the following year under subhead 5...More Button

Following the enactment of legislation to establish the Health Service Executive, HSE, from 1 January 2005, the HSE became a Vote holder. That legislation also provided for the dissolution of the heal...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if a person who holds a medical card must pay the doctor for a sick certificate or a doctor’s letter which has been requested by a third party.More Button

Under the terms of the general medical services scheme, GMS, contract, participating GPs undertake to provide a range of treatments and general practitioner services for the patients on their GMS pane...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the number of persons in County Mayo who are waiting for speech and language therapy; the average length of time spent waiting to be assessed once the referral is sent; the numbers waiting for assessm...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: if the cutback in the funding to the Lucan Disability Action Group is withdrawn.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if the residential homes of the religious orders which are under-utilised in the Crumlin, Drimnagh and Walkinstown areas will be acquired for the purposes of providing nursing homes in the community.More Button

Written Answers - Organ Retention.

Was asked: when the final Madden report regarding organ retention will be published; if she intends to publish the final Madden report, if so, when she intends publishing the report; and if she will make a state...More Button

Was asked: if the recommendations issued by the faculty of pathology of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland for the guidance of pathologists and other health care professionals in the area of post mortem ...More Button

Was asked: the amount of funding that was provided for Parents for Justice in the 2006 Estimates; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 112, 113 and 116 together. Government approved the appointment of Dr. Deirdre Madden, a distinguished expert on medical law and ethics, on 3 May 2005 to provide me wit...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the number of persons in Sligo and Leitrim who require radiotherapy; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Was asked: the discussions that are taking place involving clinicians and managers at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry and Letterkenny General Hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Reports.

Was asked: the status of the report by a person (details supplied) on the psychiatric profile of prisoners here; and when same will be published.More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Was asked: if a social worker will be provided for a number of hours each week at a housing estate (details supplied) in County Kilkenny, to deal with all relevant issues and to assist the community.More Button

The Deputy’s question appears to refer to matters of estate management which fall within the remit of my colleague the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government. My Department has contac...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: the way in which the existing core service staffing and funding deficits for voluntary organisations will be financed with regard to the enactment of the Disability Act 2005 and the implementation of ...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

Was asked: the number of residential nursing homes in County Mayo; the number of these which have respite beds; the number which have permanent respite beds; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the department within the Health Service Executive West region which received the financial allocation for carers; the areas in which these funds have been distributed; if they have not yet been distr...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: if she will ensure continuity of essential core services provided to people with disability by core funding of staff on community employment funded projects.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if the Health Service Executive has a legal responsibility to plan for the continued provision of speech therapy, language therapy and psychological services for children as they move from primary sch...More Button

Was asked: if her Department has a legal responsibility to ensure that the Health Service Executive has adequate resources to plan for the continued provision of speech therapy, language therapy and psychologica...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if a grant for a day care centre (details supplied) in County Cork will be approved; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

My Department received an application for a grant from the health and children allocation of National Lottery funds from the organisation referred to in April 2005. There is a protocol in my Departmen...More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Was asked: the steps she will take to ensure that a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 who is on the national purchase treatment fund list will have the procedure carried out; and if she will make a statement...More Button

As the Deputy’s question relates to the operation of the national treatment purchase fund, my Department has asked the chief executive of the fund to respond to the Deputy in relation to the informati...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Was asked: when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of former employees who have been brought back to work on contract, or others employed on contract to do work which has traditionally been done in-house amongst her Department and the agenc...More Button

Employment information for the health service is collected through the health services personnel census on a quarterly basis and the latest available verified data is in respect of end-June 2005, when...More Button


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