Healy-Rae, Michael

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 751 No. 1

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Other Questions - Universal Health Insurance

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Order of Business

Will legislation be introduced to deal with our outdated bankruptcy laws or will we continue to export the problem to the North, Wales and England? When is it proposed to do something to deal with ou...More Button

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Written Answers - Health Insurance

Asked the minister: his views on the fact that it has been estimated that because of the increasing cost of living and the increase in private health insurance cover that up to 6,000 persons a month are abandoning their...More Button

Written Answers - Economic and Monetary Union

Asked the minister: the plans he has in place in the event of a break-up of the euro; if arrangements are in place to print a sovereign currency in the event of a break-up; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Asked the minister: the total amount of money spent by the State on rental of buildings and lands and the rental of office equipment and leasing of office equipment; and his policy on the acquisition of lands, buildings...More Button

Written Answers - Tax Yield

Asked the minister: the total amount of taxation in all forms taken from motorists in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - School Staffing

Asked the minister: if he will respond to correspondence (details supplied) regarding guidance counselling. More Button

Asked the minister: if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding career guidance hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: his views on a matter regarding guidance counsellors (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding staffing levels at a school (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the closure of small schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding a school (details supplied) that will be directly affected by the changes announced in budget 2012 with regard to the appointment retention figure for small schools; and if he ...More Button

Written Answers - School Curriculum

Asked the minister: if he will review the €2 million cuts to the language support in primary schools (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Semi-State Bodies

Asked the minister: the semi-State companies or their services which he has identified or considered suitable for a strategic alliance with another company; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Work Permits

Asked the minister: the position regarding a work permit in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - EU Funding

Asked the minister: if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding EU aid grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Credit Facilities

Asked the minister: the steps he has taken to ensure that capital is available to medium and small industries to retain jobs and expand production when the opportunity arises; and if he will make a statement on the matt...More Button

Written Answers - Redundancy Payments

Asked the minister: if she will review the change in redundancy terms (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding redundancy terms; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the minister: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the number of appeals to the social welfare appeals office that were successful; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Code

Asked the minister: further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 of 13 December 2011 if she will issue a once off grant for the necessary material and equipment to the rural social scheme in North and East Kerry Developmen...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Asked the minister: the large numbers of farmers who were employed in the construction industry on a part-time basis to supplement their incomes in the past and who now have no work in this trade, if she will consider ...More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding a carer’s allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. More Button

Written Answers - Community Employment Schemes

Asked the minister: her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding community employment schemes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Building Regulations

Asked the minister: the position regarding Priory Hall, Dublin; the hope these unfortunate residents have for the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Motor Taxation

Asked the minister: the position regarding the taxing of unused vehicles (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Garda Stations

Asked the minister: the amount of money spent on the refurbishment of Farranfore Garda station, County Kerry, which was undertaken in recent years; if Farranfore Garda station is closing in the short term or in the long...More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation

Asked the minister: his plans to change the bankruptcy laws here to bring them more in line with the system that is used in England; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Garda Strength

Asked the minister: the fact that up to 150 positions in its top ranks are being left unfilled due to early retirement to secure more generous pension deals which will end in February and taking into account the recruit...More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences

Asked the minister: if, in view of the new proposal to introduce 16 new penalty point offences at a time when the Garda force has been depleted, he is considering privatising the enforcement of the policing of these new...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Strength

Asked the minister: if adequate numbers of gardaí are available to combat the drugs problem with particular reference to the areas throughout the country that are currently most seriously subjected to the activities of...More Button

Written Answers - Deportation Orders

Asked the minister: the number of occasions since June 2009 on which aircraft have been chartered to facilitate the deportation of persons from this country; the cost involved in such charters; the number of persons de...More Button

Written Answers - Garda Operations

Asked the minister: the steps he is taking to improve rural policing; the policy measures he intends to introduce; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Crime Prevention

Asked the minister: if he is satisfied that there is sufficient legal protection in place to defend homeowners and occupiers from intruders; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Prison Visiting Committees

Asked the minister: the position regarding his decision not to re-appoint or replace prison committee members whose terms expired last year despite the posts being unpaid positions; the reason the numbers have been all...More Button

Written Answers - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme

Asked the minister: if he will clarify any proposal in respect of increasing the livestock units required in view of the fact that this is causing uncertainty within farming sectors; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Asked the minister: the position regarding an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the minister: the position regarding the remaining 25% REP scheme payment in respect of a person (details supplied); when payment will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Forestry Sector

Asked the minister: if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be paid a grant to thin their forest; if not, if permission will be given to thin the forestry, at their own expense without the benefit of a grant...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: if he will review a matter (details supplied) regarding appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund

Asked the minister: if he will impress upon the National Treatment Purchase Fund the need to increase the fair deal funding to sustainable levels to ensure the future viability of Valentia Community Hospital, County Ker...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Funding

Asked the minister: the State funding allocated to each of the following organisations (details supplied) in each of the years 2007 to 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Asked the minister: if he will ensure that funding to be provided in County Kerry for victims of sexual abuse and attacks will not be transferred from Kerry General Hospital to Cork University Hospital; and if he will m...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Asked the minister: his views on the recent reports that state that the average length of time to process a medical card is 90 days; his views on whether this is an acceptable time for persons to wait for a medical card...More Button

Asked the minister: his views on the processing of medical cards (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Road Traffic Offences

Asked the minister: his views that it is fair to impose penalty points on a person caught driving a car with a bulb blown as the driver may have started their journey with all lights working and a bulb could blow withou...More Button

Written Answers - National Car Test

Asked the minister: the position regarding the National Car Test in respect of a vehicle (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Road Network

Asked the minister: if he will review toll charges (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button


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