Stagg, Emmet

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Ambulance Service Provision

I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise this topical issue and the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy White, for coming to the House to respond to it.More Button

Above all else, people are concerned about their health, and if they are injured in an accident or suffer a heart attack or a stroke they want to be assured that the system of ambulance cover thr...More Button

The State is covered by 86 ambulance stations. Under the Croke Park agreement the issue of inefficiencies in rostering arrangements in ambulance stations was referred to the Labour Court followi...More Button

Maynooth ambulance station covers a population of 60,369 in the towns of Celbridge, Leixlip, Clane, Kilcock and Straffan, as well as Maynooth. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Thursday, no ambula...More Button

If full cover can be retained in 25 stations throughout the country, why can this not be achieved in Maynooth? What is the cost of reinstating dispatch from Maynooth on a 24-hour basis, 365 days...More Button

Ambulance Service Provision (Continued)

The system we use for raising topical issues is very useful for Members like myself, but we appear to be falling back into the old trap, where Ministers or Ministers of State come into the House an...More Button

I asked some specific questions and while I did not expect the Minister of State to have the answers, I would have been satisfied if he had said he would get the answers for me. I will put my qu...More Button

The man on the motorbike would probably cost more than it would cost to send the ambulance which is lying idle in Maynooth, all because somebody decided that five stations in the country should h...More Button

Can the Minister of State tell me what happens in Maynooth on a Thursday when the ambulance and crew are not allowed to leave the station? Does the crew sit in it and wait for the 12 hours to be...More Button

Of course there is a risk.More Button

If there is no risk, there is no need for an ambulance service at all.More Button

Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed)

Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."More Button

Schools Building Projects Status

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if a contractor has been appointed to complete a school project (details supplied) in County Kildare; when the contractor will be on site; and the expected completion date for the required work.More Button

Disability Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason for the delay in determining an appeal in relation to disability allowance in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button