Lahart, John

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection has completed its consideration of the following further Revised Estimate for public services for the service of the year ending on ...More Button

Garda Síochána (Amendment) Bill 2017: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

I will begin where my colleague, Deputy Jim O'Callaghan, concluded, namely in public confidence in the gardaí. Irish confidence in the gardaí has been maintained quite consistently. It is testame...More Button

The Garda has opened up in recent years. The role of the joint policing committee at local authority levels is a process about which they were initially reticent but my experience as a member of...More Button

The force, as a collective, may count its lucky stars that in spite of there having been almost 2 million false breath tests which have never been accounted for, no rationale has been given for i...More Button

The role of the Garda Inspectorate is expanded in this Bill. I want to focus on the Garda Reserve. Its numbers are dropping but out of the 120 or 130 pages in the original Garda Inspectorate re...More Button

I believe this Bill is timely, and very important in giving significant additional, necessary powers to the Policing Authority.More Button

Schools Site Acquisitions

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the status of the search for a site for the proposed 1,000 pupil post-primary school (details supplied) in Dublin 24.More Button

Stardust Fire

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding the ongoing review into the Stardust fire; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Fire Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the Dublin Fire Brigade and ambulance situation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Overcrowding

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason for the recent occurrence in Tallaght hospital in which 15 persons were waiting on trolleys for a hospital bed, some of them waiting over a day, in view of the fact that HIQA in May 2012...More Button

National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the average cost of individual procedures to date under the NTPF scheme.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the details of the operation of the NTPF; and the way in which a person can avail of the scheme.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedures carried out under the NTPF scheme to date in 2017.More Button

Better Energy Homes Scheme

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the amount expended to date on the energy refurbishment scheme for persons on fuel allowance that have respiratory conditions; the budget for 2017; the anticipated budget for 2018; the number of ho...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the names of the clubs and organisations in Dublin 24 that applied for sports capital funding in 2017.More Button

Family Income Supplement

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the detail of the family income supplement, FIS, scheme; and the families that are entitled to same. More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the families and persons that are entitled to fuel allowance and the new telephone allowance.More Button

Housing Assistance Payment Data

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the average HAP payment issued by local authorities in 2017.More Button

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the amount spent on the HAP payment in 2016; and the estimated cost for HAP in 2017 and 2018.More Button