Durkan, Bernard

Thursday, 25 May 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 620 No. 92

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Order of Business.

I was very fortunate to receive a letter yesterday from the parliamentary affairs division of the Health Service Executive——More Button

The Ceann Comhairle will be delighted to know that it does and that it falls well within his remit. It refers to the way that parliamentary questions are dealt with in this House.More Button

The Ceann Comhairle might let me finish. The problem about this parliamentary question is that it was tabled——More Button

——almost a year ago. I got an apology for the delay.More Button

If that is the way the Ceann Comhairle believes parliamentary questions should be dealt with in this House, it is about time the Tánaiste recognised that the system operating in the Department of Heal...More Button

I want to ask about promised legislation and the pharmacy (No. 2) Bill.More Button

We will hear about the pharmacy (No. 2) Bill, which is within her remit, when the Tánaiste is ready.More Button

I had only one question, but now I have two——More Button

——as regards the pharmacy (No. 1) Bill and pharmacy (No. 2) Bill, which is much sought after by the industry. Perhaps the Tánaiste might deal with those.More Button

Other Questions - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: about the effort being made to improve pupil-teacher ratios with particular reference to the specific needs in areas having higher than average ratios; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Is the Minister aware that the average pupil-teacher ratio gives a misleading picture of a particular situation in some schools? Some schools have a pupil-teacher ratio well ahead of the average and i...More Button

Is the Minister aware of the schools in County Kildare which currently have an above average pupil-teacher ratio? This problem has existed for the past several years and will probably remain for a num...More Button

That is a basic entitlement.More Button

Other Questions - School Transport.

Might it not have been a good idea to accelerate the programme for reviewing the quality and safety of all buses associated with the school transport system immediately following the tragic accidents ...More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: her plans to improve the availability of educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists or other support services to all schools throughout the country; if her atte...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Asked the minister: if the medical card will be retrospectively used to cover treatment at a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 24 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare in view of the fact that ...More Button

Written Answers - Disabled Drivers.

Asked the minister: if primary certificate will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare to facilitate the purchase of a specially adapted motor vehicle; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

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

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of a new site for the Garda station at Leixlip, County Kildare; if the procedures have been complied with; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: if and when the single farm payment will be made in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the residency status of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders.

Asked the minister: if he or the Office of the Refugee Application Commission of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal studied the documentation submitted by the various referees in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dubl...More Button

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 166 of 11 May 2006 and previous parliamentary questions and the replies thereto, the way in which he is satisfied that the case in question has been properly deci...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: if the passport deemed invalid in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin needs to be validated; the procedure to be followed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the residency or citizenship status in the case of persons (details supplied) in Dublin 24, having particular regard to the medical needs of the family; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: if he is satisfied that all of the circumstances indicating a life threatening situation in the event of a return to their homeland in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 2 are groundles...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin, having particular reference to their health needs and the treatment required; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Asked the minister: the citizenship or residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the progress which has taken place in the application for reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8, in view of the fact that the Court has struck out the alleged fraud; and...More Button

Asked the minister: the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: if, arising from his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 151 of 11 May 2006, his attention has been drawn to the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo; if his attention has further been drawn ...More Button

Written Answers - Recognition of Marriage.

Asked the minister: the procedure to be followed to obtain a declaration that the traditional marriage entered into by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1 is valid and recognised, having regard to documentation alrea...More Button

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

Asked the minister: if he will extend the residency offered to a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; if he will update the green card issued but now out of date so that they can return to work; if his attention h...More Button

Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Asked the minister: if he will review the case with a view to extended residency of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15, in view of the instability of the situation in their homeland; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Asked the minister: further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 168 of 11 May 2006 and his subsequent decision on 12 May 2006, if he has received confirmation that a return to their homeland will not constitute a ...More Button

Asked the minister: if he will consider the request to transfer a person (details supplied) in County Kildare as requested in view of the fact that the Rotunda Hospital has clarified the situation in regard to their medi...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations.

Asked the minister: the position with regard to the opening of the new Garda station at Carbury, County Kildare; the proposed future use or disposal of the old station; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: the progress following her Department’s correspondence to a school (details supplied) in County Kildare in March 2006; when the autism unit will be opened; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Physical Education Facilities.

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in regard to the provision of the extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the allocation of extra teaching staff at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Bullying in Schools.

Asked the minister: the number of incidents of school bullying reported in each of the past five years; the action taken arising therefrom; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if she proposes to inquire into the safety of the school transport service with a view to meeting optimum safety standards; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the number of prefabricated classrooms in operation throughout the country; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Asked the minister: when she expects to bring the educational psychology services up to requirement; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Pupil-Teacher Ratio.

Asked the minister: the plans she has to target schools with a high pupil/teacher ratio to bring them into line with the national average; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Transport.

Asked the minister: if her Department have discovered any deficiencies in respect of safety of the school transport fleet; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the re-location of a school (details supplied) in County Kildare to extend its capacity to 1,000 pupils; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Site Acquisitions.

Asked the minister: the progress in regard to the provision of a new site for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Special Educational Needs.

Asked the minister: when she expects to achieve optimum requirements in terms of speech and language therapy in the various schools throughout the country; the areas most in need with a view to meeting their requirements...More Button

Asked the minister: the extent to which she expects to improve the remedial, resource or special needs teaching facilities in main stream education throughout the country in respect of both teachers, special needs assist...More Button

Written Answers - Education Welfare Service.

Asked the minister: when she expects to provide sufficient staff to ensure the workability of the educational welfare service throughout the country; the number of staff to date deployed on a county basis; and if she wil...More Button

Written Answers - Radon Gas.

Asked the minister: if excessive radon levels detected in certain schools throughout County Kildare have been made known to the parents, teachers and boards of management; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects.

Asked the minister: the progress in regard to the provision of a new site for a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the provision of extra facilities at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the minister: the position in relation to the relocation of a school (details supplied) in County Kildare to extend its capacity to 1,000 pupils; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: when extra teaching staff will be appointed having particular regard to the local demographics at a school (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - School Accommodation.

Asked the minister: the second level schools in Naas, County Kildare, that are currently full to capacity; her plans to provide extra or alternative space in the near future within the existing school sites or adjacent, ...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of primary schools in Naas, County Kildare which are full to capacity; the number with spare capacity; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Radon Gas Levels.

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 233 of 4 May 2006, if all public buildings in County Kildare have been checked for radon gas levels; if all required action arising therefrom has been taken; if h...More Button


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