Browne, James

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Commission for Public Service Appointments

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: to set out the number of complaints received by the Commission for Public Service Appointments with regard to public sector recruitment practices in 2017; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Will the Minister set out the number of complaints received by the Commission for Public Service Appointments with regard to public sector recruitment practices in 2017? Will the Minister make a c...More Button

I am raising the issue because of an issue that arises in respect of the recruitment of psychologists within the HSE. The CPSA has received multiple complaints relating to this issue from 2012 to ...More Button

Commission for Public Service Appointments (Continued)

Numerous existing employees have been refused access to promotion or transfer and, in effect, have been deemed ineligible for the jobs they are carrying out daily.More Button

While I will raise the matter separately with the Minister for Health, it also falls within the scope of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Some job applicants received letters on wh...More Button

With respect, the Minister plays a role in that his Department has oversight of the CPSA and its investigative function.More Button

Hospitals Building Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding the national forensic mental health service hospital at Portrane, County Dublin; when the construction of the hospital is due for completion; when phase two of the constructi...More Button

Disability Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to expand the gold star disability project nationwide; his views on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount of funding child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, received from the mental health budget in each of the years 2011 to 2016, and to date in 2017, respectively; and if he will...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 444 of 3 October 2017 if a phased opening of closed beds at the inpatient unit at Linn Dara, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10 took place in the week beginning 30 Octo...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline the measures in place to ensure that staff members within the HSE’s mental health services make decisions based on a clinical focus rather than cost containment in view of the report int...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the measures in place for the regulation and oversight of community residences within the HSE’s mental health services; if he has satisfied himself that there is sufficient oversight of the service...More Button

Mental Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline the way in which he will address the failures in reporting and managing incidents of sexualised behaviour within Roscommon mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline his views on the cultural issues highlighted in the recent report into County Roscommon’s mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline his plans to introduce regulations for all mental health services in view of the Roscommon mental health services report; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: to outline his views on the finding of the report into Roscommon mental health services, which found that the service’s funding returned €17.6 million unspent over three years; and if he will make ...More Button

Mental Health Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: if a strategic plan or nursing strategy will be developed for mental health nursing; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will delegate budget authority further down the structure of mental health services; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mental Health Services Report

Asked the Minister for Health: when the first report on the progress of the implementation of the report into the Roscommon mental health services will be sent to the report’s commissioner; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button