Upton, Mary

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 692 No. 2

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Order of Business.

We have just been told by the Department of Health and Children that 400,000 people here are at risk from swine flu. We have been waiting since last April to get a vaccine and that vaccine has now be...More Button

There is no promised legislation, there is a promised vaccine.More Button

Is there a list in the HSE to tell us what GPs will receive supplies and when? Surely that is not beyond the bounds of possibility?More Button

We have waited since last April. I listened to the Chief Medical Officer this morning when he clearly stated that the rate of infection is increasing and more people will die. We have a vaccine. Wh...More Button

Written Answers - Third Level Fees.

Asked the minister: if he will publish the report he submitted to the Government which discussed the possible options for the reintroduction of third level fees in view of the fact that the proposal is no longer proceed...More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing.

Asked the minister: if the commitment in the revised programme for Government to hire 500 new teachers will be the result of a reconfigured staffing schedule at both primary and secondary level; if so, when it will be i...More Button

Written Answers - Tourist Statistics.

Asked the minister: the number of tourists from European Union countries over the age of 66 years who have visited here in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Computer Games Industry.

Asked the minister: the support she provides to the development and protection of indigenous computer game companies and employment; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that computer games are worth more globall...More Button

Asked the minister: the support she provides, within her sector, to the computer game industry; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that this industry is globally economically bigger than the film industry; and ...More Button

Written Answers - State Agencies.

Asked the minister: if she will appoint a jobseeker to the board of FÁS in order that the viewpoint of the people whom FÁS is there to help is accurately represented; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: if FÁS has carried out a customer satisfaction survey; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Tax Code.

Asked the minister: the progress made identifying ways of securing revenue from on-line gambling which originates here; when he expects to publish his recommendations; his views on whether this could be a new and import...More Button

Written Answers - National Lottery Funding.

Asked the minister: the way the national lottery funding is apportioned; if he will express, as a percentage, the amount each area receives in each of the past ten years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Asked the minister: the position regarding inter country adoption with Ethiopia; if the adoption process with Ethiopia is under threat of suspension; the action she has taken to protect the adoption agreement with Ethio...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Responsibilities.

Asked the minister: her plans to review the procedure whereby parliamentary questions replied to by the Health Service Executive are not provided to all Members, although the questions have been submitted to the Ministe...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of parliamentary questions submitted to her for reply which have been forwarded to the Health Service Executive; the number of questions submitted to her which have been replied to by her ...More Button

Written Answers - Cycle Facilities.

Asked the minister: the progress made on the development of a national tourism cycle network; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the progress made on developing a national cycle network; the way he has been working with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism to develop cycling as a tourism project; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Asked the minister: the number of staff employed or the percentage of departmental time allocated directly on the national sports facilities strategy; the number employed or the percentage of Departmental time allocated...More Button

Written Answers - Film Industry Development.

Asked the minister: if the Irish Film Board will be wound up in view of the statement in the renewed programme for Government that the supports provided by the Irish Film Board are to be maintained but no guarantee rega...More Button

Written Answers - State Agencies.

Asked the minister: if the chairpersons and members of the boards and agencies under the aegis of his Department have taken a 10% pay reduction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Arts Funding.

Asked the minister: the cost of running the Culture Night Project on 25 September 2009; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Sports Funding.

Asked the minister: the amount of funding that has been withdrawn from sports capital grantees under the sunset clause in each of the past ten years; the number of grants affected by this ruling; and if he will make a s...More Button

Written Answers - Public Transport.

Asked the minister: if she will support a scheme to boost tourist numbers by providing for free travel on public transport for all EU citizens over the age of 66 years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Reports.

Asked the minister: the estimated cost of the arts and education report which has been abandoned by him; if there were other, non-cost issues which prevented its implementation; and if he will make a statement on the ma...More Button

Written Answers - Digital Media Industry.

Asked the minister: the support he provides, within the education sector, to the computer game industry; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this industry is globally economically bigger than the film indus...More Button

Written Answers - School Curriculum.

Asked the minister: the average number of hours of physical education at each primary and second level school here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: his plans to introduce physical education as an examinable subject at either junior certificate or leaving certificate level; the reason he has not advanced this project; and if he will make a statem...More Button


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