Shortall, Róisín

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 750 No. 2

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Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Amendment) Bill 2011: From the Seanad

Question put: “That amendment No. 1 to Seanad amendment No. 1 be agreed to.”
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Nurses and Midwives Bill 2010: From the Seanad

These are technical amendments to replace Minister for Finance with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform as these functions have been transferred from the Minister for Finance to the Minister fo...More Button

After the Bill had progressed through the Dáil and prior to its passage through the Seanad, legal advice was received on the need to include more detail on what the board may include on criteria in ru...More Button

The issue Deputy Ó Caoláin raised was very well ventilated during the passage of the Bill through both Houses. It does not fall within the scope of any of the amendments today and, therefore, I under...More Button

Seanad amendments Nos. 7 and 8 are technical amendments. The term “or permitted”, which is being deleted in subsection (1), was included in the Bill as published to ensure information could be disclo...More Button

This amendment removes a provision that prohibited members of the board or committee members from being members of a local authority. This issue was raised in the Seanad and the amendment was accepte...More Button

There would be much potential for conflicts of interest if the people making the legislation also served on some of the public bodies established under the legislation and which were governed by it. ...More Button

This amendment amends section 28 by the inclusion of a new subsection, subsection (7), to provide for circumstances where the CEO is absent or the position of CEO is vacant. In such cases, the board ...More Button

The purpose of the amendment is to address a situation that is likely to arise where, for example, a CEO is ill for a certain period. Clearly another member of the board would have to take on the fun...More Button

The error is on my part. The position will be filled by an employee rather than a member of the board. I apologise for any confusion I may have caused.More Button

I am not aware of any legislation that sets out the length of time that a CEO may be absent. It is a question of good governance. The amendment provides for the replacement of a CEO on a temporary b...More Button

It would not be appropriate for us to state that it is acceptable for a CEO to be ill for a given number of months or years.More Button

This amendment permits another employee to be appointed as acting CEO so that the board can continue to function. It is not appropriate to set a time limit on the length that somebody could be absent...More Button

Subject to oversight.More Button

Seanad Amendment No. 17 requires the board to seek the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in addition to the Minister for Finance when borrowing money. This amendment is requir...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Long-Term Illness Scheme

There are approximately 35,500 persons with diabetes that receive medicines under the Long Term Illness Scheme. More Button

Written Answers - Prescription Charges

Medical card holders are required to pay a 50c charge for medicines and other prescription items supplied to them by community pharmacists, subject to a cap of €10 per month for each person or family...More Button

Written Answers - Drugs Task Forces

I propose to take Questions Nos. 319 to 342, inclusive, together. More than €30 million has been made available to Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces this year for community-based drugs initiatives ...More Button

The 2011 funding allocation to the Drugs Task Force referred to by the Deputy is €1,600,987. This allocation supports 32 community based drugs initiatives. A comprehensive breakdown of the funding by...More Button

The role of Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces is to assess the extent and nature of the drug problem in their areas and co-ordinate action at local level in order to ensure a targeted response to t...More Button

The allocations to the Drugs Task Forces for 2012 are still under consideration and will be notified as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers - General Practitioner Services

The HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Services (PCRS) is responsible for the payment of fees and allowances to GPs who are contracted by the HSE to provide services under the General Medical Services (...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Products were removed from the list of reimbursable items over the past year for the following reasons: product discontinuations by suppliers products for which marketing authorisations are no longer ...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

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