Durkan, Bernard

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

It is not true.More Button

Deputy Boyd Barrett was not in the country.More Button

Same old rubbish.More Button

Look at the developments.More Button

Same old rubbish.More Button

Deputy Boyd Barrett would set us back-----More Button

I am sorry. It is difficult sometimes.More Button

Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

The Communications Regulation (Amendment) Bill has been promised. In that context, given the implications for the national broadband plan, when is the Bill likely to be brought before the House? ...More Button

I referred to the Communications Regulation (Amendment) Bill. It will confer additional powers on the Commission for Communications Regulation in connection with the national broadband plan.More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme Review

Question No. 2 is in the name of Deputy Pearse Doherty. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien has been authorised to put it to the Minister.More Button

Public Sector Reform Implementation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the degree to which his Department plans to incorporate further reforms throughout the civil and public service with a view to achieving better value for money, improved economic impact and deliver...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his views on whether further reform or policy initiatives are now required to maintain a stable path towards economic recovery; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the degree to which reform is likely to remain a key element in managing costs throughout the public sector in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which he remains satisfied of being able to continue to meet the targets set by his Department in the context of spending and reform; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the degree to which each Department continues to maintain good practice in terms of expenditure in keeping with both the effects of the economic recession and the growing demands of the recovery; a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the savings to date achieved through reform or limitation of expenditure in each of the past three years to date in 2017; the extent to which this is in line with targets; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme Implementation

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to make provision for the projects previously identified as being integral to crucial infrastructure investment in the context of the capital review programme; his plans to extend the rem...More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if in the context of the growing needs of the recovering economy, he expects to be in a position to meet infrastructural requirements of the widest possible nature affecting economic performance; a...More Button

Economic Growth

Asked the Minister for Finance: the extent to which pay demands in the public and private sectors are likely to impact on the growing economy to a negative or positive extent in the future; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Public Procurement Regulations

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the extent to which public procurement procedures can achieve savings in the course of 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Sector Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the full extent to date of recruitment throughout the public sector in the context of economic recovery; the expectation in respect of future recruitments throughout the sector by the end of 2017 a...More Button

Special Educational Needs Staff Contracts

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the procedure to be followed to return to their former position as a special needs assistant teacher in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Residency Permits

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when stamp 4 will be renewed in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Deportation Orders Re-examination

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if the position of persons (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Leave to Remain

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Question No. 127 of 19 October 2017, if the matter will be investigated with a view to clarification; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Question No. 336 of 20 September 2017, if compassionate consideration will be given to offering leave to remain or an extension of residency status in the case of persons (details suppli...More Button

Immigration Status

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a submission in respect of a wish to require residency status has been received in the relevant section of his Department from a person (details supplied); if further initiative is required on t...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when an appointment will be facilitated in order to update a stamp-4 permission in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a submission by a person (details supplied) will be considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

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

Naturalisation Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person (details supplied) can have their case for naturalisation progressed, notwithstanding their inability to obtain a national passport from their homeland, which has already been explained...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when a conclusion will be reached in the determination of eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if consideration will be given to granting naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the progress to date in the determination of eligibility for naturalisation or long-term residency in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Family Reunification Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the expected status in respect of naturalisation or leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Visa Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when a person's (details supplied) residency visa will be renewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Applications

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

Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when a decision will be reached in the case of an appeal by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if an oral hearing can be facilitated to determine an appeal in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Reviews

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: the basis on which a conclusion was reached that a person (details supplied) is cohabiting; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Disability Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) qualified for payment of disability allowance for six weeks after death with a view to meeting funeral costs; if an exceptional needs payment can be made for funeral ...More Button

Disability Allowance Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the decision to refuse disability allowance in the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Invalidity Pension Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if a person (details supplied) qualifies for invalidity pension in view of their serious condition following a fire some years ago and the fact they have been in receipt of disability allowance in ...More Button

Disability Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed in view of the fact that they have submitted a reasonable explanation in respect of their means and have a dependent spouse and son; and ...More Button

Housing Policy

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: the extent to which he expects to be in a position to offer continued scope for recovery towards resolution of the housing crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button