Broughan, Thomas P.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: in respect of his address to Dáil Éireann on expenditure Estimates for 2015, if he will provide further details of the increased autonomy that will be afforded to Departments and agencies to manage...More Button

In his expenditure statement the Minister mentioned the fact that the Civil Service leadership in Departments and agencies would have much more autonomy in recruiting staff. I also note that in th...More Button

In respect of local management, will the professional expertise of recruits be an outstanding aspect of how local managers will manage? I note that the report, Vision One, refers to the available ...More Button

On performance assessment, has the Minister settled on a modern, international set of measurements which can be applied fairly across the Civil Service and will give us a high performing Civil Se...More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment (Continued)

Has the Minister investigated new, and perhaps simple, methodologies for assessing the performance of managers and leaders in the Civil Service? Is recruitment in respect of the private sector com...More Button

The right-wing media, which is often hostile to civil servants and the public service in general, often has a field day running down our Civil Service. Who will now speak for the Civil Service? ...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

On a point of order, is it possible to have the clock-timer turned on for Leaders' Questions?More Button

Other Deputies must adhere to time limits. Perhaps it could be turned on for the leaders also.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

I am enquiring about two pieces of legislation, one of which is the International Agreements on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Taxation Bill. In light of the appalling revelations this mornin...More Button

At the same time, could we recall Commissioner Phil Hogan who got the country into this water mess?More Button

What about the substantive question?More Button

Housing Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: further to Parliamentary Question No. 548 of 30 September 2014, the number of times the Dublin housing supply task force has met since its establishment; and if he will report on the work completed...More Button

Water Quality

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he or his Department has been provided with any reports or databases from Irish Water or formerly from the local authorities, including Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council on the exten...More Button