Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions


12:20 pm

Richard O'Donoghue (Limerick County, Independent) | Oireachtas source

On 6 October, a letter went out from the office of the Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, to the community care centre stating that in light of the Supreme Court judgment, his officials had informed him not to restart the services for assessment. That letter was sent by the Minister. I also have copies of letters, dated 9 October, stating that a person with a disability was on the list. On 6 October the Minister told the community care centre to stop the assessments and on 9 October someone was being put on the list. Is this list for a scheme that does not exist? Where is the joined-up thinking? In addition, separate from the people who are on the phantom list, I have 170 people who are appealing the judgments. The Minister said this was to be stopped on 6 October and on 9 October someone was told he or she was on the list.


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