Burke, Colm

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Disabled Drivers Grant Eligibility

I welcome the Minister of State. I am raising this issue as a result of a family coming to me about their 52 year old daughter who has an intellectual disability. The family are the main carer fo...More Button

  SI No. 353/1994, Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers (Tax Concessions) Regulations 1994, only applies where a person has a physical disability. Where a person has an intellectual ...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for the reply. I am not sure whether I agree with its contents fully. However, on the issue I have raised about intellectual disability where there is huge discrimin...More Button

I thank the Minister of State.More Button

United Nations Principles for Older Persons: Motion

I welcome the Minister of State. I thank my colleagues for bringing forward this Private Members' motion. We face a major challenge in the next few years in how we develop policy in this area. J...More Button

I do not in any way criticise what has occurred, but, in fairness, in recent years we have had more debates and discussions on the matter and many positive things have been done. For example, we h...More Button

  I thank those responsible for tabling the motion for discussion. I look forward to hearing the Minister of State's response in due course.More Button

At 10.30 tomorrow morning.More Button

  The Seanad adjourned at 7.10 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 22 October 2015.More Button

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015: Committee Stage

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