Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 714 No. 4

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Ceisteanna — Questions - Tribunals of Inquiry

Asked the minister: the total cost to his Department of the Moriarty Tribunal since its inception; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Does the Taoiseach recall that in reply to previous questions regarding the barristers fees at the Moriarty tribunal, the Taoiseach refused to identify which barristers would have threatened to walk a...More Button

Is the Taoiseach any better informed with regard to the expected duration of the tribunal? Is there any projected overall cost to the conclusion of this long and protracted tribunal?More Button

I refer to my notes of what the Taoiseach stated here previously when I put the matter to him. The Taoiseach claimed that the recommended reduction in fees for barristers might result in their being ...More Button

Regulatory Reform

Asked the minister: if he will make a statement regarding the position on regulatory reform More Button

The Government White Paper on regulatory reform has a list of actions relating to the legislative process. One calls for provision of better, improved information on new legislation and commits to en...More Button

I thank the Taoiseach for agreeing to do that. Does the Taoiseach agree it would be a worthwhile exercise to examine each Department with regard to this commitment in the White Paper? Does he acknow...More Button

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32

I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise a matter of national importance, namely, the need for the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health and Children to intervene immediatel...More Button

Order of Business

No. Before agreeing to this proposition, I appeal to the Taoiseach to consider that tomorrow, on the eve of our rising for the summer recess, we will see back on the streets of our capital city under...More Button

It is. I am making a proposal to amend the Order of Business. Will the Taoiseach, in the presence of the Minister of State with responsibility for this sector, Deputy John Moloney, consider allowing...More Button

On a point of order——More Button

On a point of order, if Standing Orders will not allow the proposition, I make a direct appeal to the Taoiseach to accommodate this request, which I have no doubt will have the support of Members on a...More Button

That is not an answer.More Button

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

With 80 amendments, even if it were to commence now, with 7 p.m. as the guillotine time, there would be approximately one minute and a half per amendment. This is just how absurd this proposition is;...More Button

Question put.
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Níl Teachtaí Dála Shinn Féin ag tacú leis an moladh seo. Sinn Féin Deputies oppose the proposal in respect of the Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill. I listened to Deputy O’Shea make the point ab...More Button

Then, it would make the whole thing impossible for the Government and it would have to marry both. The game plan is exposed and the Government is not to face the electorate in the current year. This...More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 1, Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill 2010, be agreed to.”
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I wish to raise two matters. First, I refer to the cutbacks affecting people with disability, intellectual disability included, to which Members have already referred. A Disability Act was adopted a...More Button

—— from across this State will be protesting outside Leinster House tomorrow, which should never have had to happen again.More Button

Second, Members have heard reference to cutbacks and sell-offs with regard to Mr. McCarthy. However, another area could be examined that I raised with the Tánaiste only last Thursday. While I have y...More Button

——who are scundered by these underground landlord demands?More Button

Will the Taoiseach go out to the gates of Leinster House tomorrow and explain that to the families concerned?More Button

I invite the Taoiseach once again to go to the gates of Leinster House and explain that to people.More Button

My approach was very singular. It was to ring fence and protect the most vulnerable.More Button

Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Bill 2010 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill 2010 [Seanad]: Committee and Remaining Stages

Question put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Adjournment Debate - Planning Issues

The long oral hearing by An Bord Pleanála on EirGrid’s application for the construction of an overhead pylon-supported 400 kV interconnector from County Meath to County Tyrone has exhausted individual...More Button

Written Answers - Northern Ireland Issues

Asked the minister: if he will support the call from the relatives of 11 unarmed civilians killed in Ballymurphy, Belfast, over three days in August 1971, by the same British army regiment that committed the Bloody Sund...More Button

Written Answers - Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Asked the minister: the actions that he has taken in the two years following the all-party motion of 10 July 2008 calling on the British Government to co-operate with an independent international inquiry into the Dublin...More Button

Written Answers - Millennium Development Goals

Asked the minister: his Department will be represented on the official delegation to the UN ten-year review of the millennium development goals in New York in September. More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Protection

Asked the minister: his views regarding the EU Commission proposal C(2010) 3021 for the use of a harmonised methodology for classifying and reporting consumer complaints and queries; his further views on whether agencie...More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the recent proposals by the EU Commission concerning the consumer rights directive, in particular the proposal to adopt a mixed harmonised approach distinguishing between contracts concl...More Button

Written Answers - Banking Sector Regulation

Asked the minister: the position regarding customers of a bank (details supplied) who still have money in current and savings accounts of that bank after 23 June 2010 when the retail division of the bank closed; if his ...More Button

Written Answers - Alcohol Advertising

Asked the minister: if her Department has drawn up the list of outdoor media locations at which alcohol advertising cannot be placed because they are within 100 m from the entrance of a primary or secondary school, desi...More Button

Asked the minister: if she has received the 2009 report of the Alcohol Marketing Communications Monitoring Body; if so, her plans to publish same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the minister: the amount of funding allocated to the National Office for Suicide Prevention in 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; if she will ensure funding for suicide prevention services are protected; and if...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the minister: the number of persons under 18 years of age covered by the full medical card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of persons under 18 years of age covered by the general practitioners only medical card; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: the State agencies under the aegis of her Department to which the 2009 code of practice for the Governance of State bodies applies; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: the Health Service Executive policy and practice in regard to the outsourcing of medical transcription; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the reason the Health Service Executive has informed a person (details supplied) that it will no longer deliver antibiotics to the person's home; and if this decision can be reversed. More Button

Written Answers - Air Services

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the complaints that have been received by the Commission for Aviation Regulation from consumers following the recent volcanic ash disruption; the number of these c...More Button

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the recent developments in the Netherlands where consumer rights information desks in airports have been opened and an alternative dispute resolution mechanism for...More Button

Written Answers - Rail Services

Asked the minister: the reasons Ireland is being referred by the European Commission to the EU Court of Justice for failing to implement fully the first railway package; the measures he is taking to avert this action; ...More Button

Written Answers - Anti-Social Behaviour Orders

Asked the minister: the number of anti-social behaviour orders that have been issued each year since the introduction of anti-social behaviour orders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Liquor Licensing Laws

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 244 of March 9 2010, if the guidelines to facilitate the commencement of test purchasing as provided for in section 14 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 have ...More Button

Written Answers - UN Conferences

Asked the minister: if he will be sending a delegation to the international AIDS conference in Vienna in July 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Overseas Development Aid

Asked the minister: the money that has been allocated in 2009 and 2010 to address the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents as set out in the international conference on population and development, the Bei...More Button

Asked the minister: the policies that are in place within Irish Aid to address the health needs of adolescents and young persons, as distinct from children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Schemes

Asked the minister: if he will re-introduce the summer jobs scheme which was introduced in 1993 to address the high levels of unemployment among young persons who could not find summer work; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the minister: the cost of funding the work of the task force on active citizenship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of meetings the steering group for the task force on active citizenship has held each year in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: the State agencies under the aegis of his Department to which the 2009 code of practice for the governance of State bodies applies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the minister: if he will establish an independent appeal mechanism to which young persons who have had their social welfare cut on the basis that they do not accept a reasonable offer of education or training can ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to a recent report in the mid-west which found that the cuts in social welfare to young people aged 18 to 24 years were contributing significantly to youth homelessnes...More Button

Asked the minister: the savings made by his Department as a result of the payment of reduced rates of jobseeker’s allowance and jobseeker’s benefit to young persons under 25 years of age since 1 May 2009 and to date in ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the minister: the cost of raising the qualified child increase by €5 a week; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of persons refused benefit under the Habitual Residence Condition to date in 2010. More Button

Written Answers - Library Projects

Asked the minister: when he will make the necessary funding available to allow the relocation of the library in Gaoth Dobhair to its proposed new facility in the Aislann Gaoth Dobhair, Doirebeaga, County Dhun na nGall; ...More Button

Written Answers - Water and Sewerage Schemes

Asked the minister: when the Gweedore sewerage scheme in County Donegal will progress to tender stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: when the Glenties and Dungloe sewerage scheme in County Donegal will progress to public tender stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the Falcarragh sewerage scheme in County Donegal; when it will progress to tender stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Local Authority Loans

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 520 of 29 June 2010, the reason the provisions necessary to address the matter were not included in the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2009; when he e...More Button

Written Answers - Telecommunications Services

Asked the minister: his views on the implications of the European Court judgment ruling in a case (details supplied) which found that member states can prohibit telecom providers from imposing a package of services on c...More Button

Written Answers - Consumer Protection

Asked the minister: the reason there is no provision for an independent dispute resolution procedure for consumers who have complaints against telecommunications providers as per section 12 (c) of the Communications Reg...More Button

Written Answers - Strategy Statements

Asked the minister: his views on the recent draft 2010-2012 strategy document of the Commission for Communications Regulation; if his Department made a submission or had an input into the strategy; if he is satisfied th...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: the State agencies under the aegis of his Department to which the 2009 Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Broadcasting Codes

Asked the minister: the progress made to date regarding the implementation of section 42 subsection 4 of the Broadcasting Act 2009 to develop a code to prohibit the advertising of foods and beverages containing fat, tr...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: the State agencies under the aegis of his Department to which the 2009 code of practice for the Governance of State Bodies applies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Early School Leavers

Asked the minister: if she has received the report of the working group developing a training and employment framework for young persons and early school leavers which is due for publication in June 2010; when she plans...More Button

Written Answers - Job Initiatives

Asked the minister: his views on the introduction here of a youth job guarantee for young persons to address the high levels of youth unemployment along the lines of the scheme introduced in the Netherlands in recent ye...More Button

Written Answers - Adult Education

Asked the minister: her views on the fact that only 1,752 of the 2,500 places available under the programme of part-time undergraduate and postgraduate places for jobless workers were availed of; the reasons for same; a...More Button

Asked the minister: if she will provide details of the colleges, name of the courses and numbers per course which the 1,752 participants on the programme of part-time undergraduate and postgraduate places for jobless wo...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of applications received and the number of applications rejected under the programme of part-time undergraduate place for jobless workers which commenced in September 2009; and if she will...More Button

Asked the minister: the number of applications received and the number of applications rejected under the programme of part-time postgraduate third-level places for unemployed workers which commenced in September 2009; ...More Button

Asked the minister: the cost to the Exchequer in 2009 and to date in 2010 of supporting the 1,122 jobseekers who commenced study under the programme of part-time postgraduate third-level places for unemployed workers wh...More Button

Asked the minister: the cost to the Exchequer in 2009 and to date in 2010 of supporting the 630 jobseekers who have commenced study under the programme of part-time undergraduate places for jobless workers which commenc...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Asked the minister: the State agencies under the aegis of her Department to which the 2009 code of practice for the governance of state bodies applies; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Schools Building Projects

Asked the minister: the schools in the constituency of Donegal South-West that have submitted applications for new school buildings, extensions and refurbishments. More Button

Asked the minister: when a national school (details supplied) in County Donegal will be allowed to proceed to tender; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: when work will commence on a new sports hall in a secondary school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding an application by a school (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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