Ó Cuív, Éamon

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Public Services Card

I was involved in introducing the card. As long as it is a convenience, I have nothing against the card. Some comment has been a little bit over the top.More Button

There are two comments I would make. One is on the design of the card. I have to say the writing on it, for example, the PPS number, is very small for older people. It is much better on the me...More Button

The second issue is more germane. Zealot approaches cause chaos. What I mean by a "zealot approach" is this. I had a case of somebody who wanted to get a driver's licence. He could not get th...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to allow the Department of Rural and Community Development to prepay local authorities at the end of 2017 for work to be carried out after payment is received by them; if the Comptroller ...More Button

Last year the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform gave permission to the then Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to prepay money to local authorities, which ...More Button

I presume the reference in the circular to pre-funding relates to situations where the person who is going to engage in the expenditure would not have the where with all to carry out the work witho...More Button

The Minister for Rural and Community Development was Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs last year and had responsibility for the same funct...More Button

Departmental Expenditure (Continued)

As I said in the preamble to the question, only 60% of that has been spent to date and the 40% of last year's money which has not been spent amounts to €11 million. On top of that, it is likely th...More Button

Teacher Exchange Scheme

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the progress made to date in discussions with the INTO regarding a permanent exchange scheme for primary school teachers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Immigration Policy

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: when final arrangements to allow asylum seekers to work will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Direct Provision System

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to address the lack of privacy in direct accommodation, particularly for young women and girls; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when an operation will be provided for a person (details supplied); the reason for the delay in issuing a date for this procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when payment will be made to a person (details supplied) under the knowledge transfer scheme; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Broadband Plan Implementation

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: if he has satisfied himself that a company (details supplied) has complied with the agreement signed with his Department in the roll-out of rural broadband; if there has been adjustment made to the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment: the number of premises which have access to high speed broadband to date under a contract signed by his department with a company (details supplied); if this is in line with the target agreed with ...More Button

Social Insurance Data

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: if contributions records requested by Deputies on behalf of persons who have no broadband or who are not familiar with computers will continue to issue to persons in the interest of equality and fa...More Button

State Pension (Contributory) Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when applications lodged for State pensions by persons (details supplied) will be processed; the reason for the non-granting of a State pension (contributory) to date; and if she will make a statem...More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government: his plans to increase the income limits for eligibility for social housing (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button