Durkan, Bernard

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Capital Expenditure Programme

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which his Department continues to review specific areas of infrastructural deficiency such as road, rail, water, housing, telecommunications and-or energy with a view to a determinati...More Button

Economic Data

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he and his Department continue to monitor the impact of fiscal and economic constraints imposed throughout the economy in the course of the economic downturn with a view to iden...More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: when jobseeker's allowance will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will facilitate access to jobseeker's allowance in the interim in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Back to Education Allowance Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare qualifies for back to education allowance in view of their current status in receipt of disability allowance and their proposal to take up a VTOS, v...More Button

Guardian's Payment Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: when guardianship payment will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if an exceptional needs payment may be made in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Mortgage Interest Supplement Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if and when full mortgage interest relief will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: when the jobseeker's allowance payment will be restored in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the concept of a specific Government bond may be considered to fund the addressing of major infrastructure deficiencies such as those in respect of water, energy, roads, telecommunications, coas...More Button

Budget 2015

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which he expects economic recovery to benefit from budget 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Housing Issues

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he expects it may be feasible to encourage further investment in the public housing procurement programme in order to address the serious housing crisis inherited from the previ...More Button

Fiscal Policy

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he is satisfied that all expenditure and reform targets have been met to date and will continue to so do far in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he and his Department have anticipated budgetary overruns in any particular Departments or State bodies in the coming year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which public expenditure objectives set out by the troika remain on course; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which targets achieved to date in the area of public expenditure and reform will have a lasting and beneficial economic impact; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he is satisfied that progress to date on the issue of public expenditure and reform remains in line with expectations.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he expects public expenditure reform targets to remain on course for 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Service Reform Plan Update

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide any future reform objectives over the next two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if and when stamp 4 status will issue to facilitate their employment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding residency or entitlement to naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow who is anxious to have their residency upgraded to stamp 4 status in vi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Parliamentary Question No. 133 of 25 September 2014, if a further copy of the letter of 21 August 2014 may issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in regard to naturalisation or updated stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if provision may be made to upgrade or update from stamp 2 to stamp 4 residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding residency status or leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Laois.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding the determination of residency status, leave to remain or subsidiary protection in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position in the matter of residency status and eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current position in the matter of residency status-eligibility to apply for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath whose spouse is an Irish citizen; and if sh...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if their next application for naturalisation has been received by the relevant authorities; and if s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in determination of eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow, who has been employed here on foot of work permit for several ye...More Button

Deportation Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if, having regard to the circumstances in the case, if she will consider revoking the deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the current residency status in the case of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; if arrangements may be made on humanitarian grounds to expedite the process in the wake of a recent tragic ...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Asked the Minister for Health: if and when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if and when a replacement medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare whose medical card was lost or stolen; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointment Delays

Asked the Minister for Health: notwithstanding previous correspondence in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is anxious to meet their consultant and is currently on a waiting list, if and when their re...More Button

Prescription Charges

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which the impact of prescription charges may be ameliorated in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the full amount of higher education grant awarded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Water Services Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if consideration may be provided to a simplified water charge system which could be affordable, would reflect the consumer's ability to pay, be less costly administratively and at the same time cos...More Button

Telecommunications Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if responsibility for quality, coverage and reliability of the mobile telephone service rests with his Department, the regulator, or the service providers; if responsibility for any deficiencies re...More Button

Driver Licence Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if, and when, a provisional or other driver's licence may issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway whose application has been refused on foot of their residency status; and...More Button