Dáil debates

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

  • Prelude (0 speeches)
    Chuaigh an Leas-Cheann Comhairle i gceannas ar 2 p.m.
  • Leaders' Questions (37 speeches)
    The people have spoken emphatically. In a clear and decisive manner, the people, through the referendum, have voted for change - for new laws which will end the cruel inflexibility of the eighth...
  • Order of Business (122 speeches)
    Tuesday’s business shall be No. 177, postponed division on motion re European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2018 (SI No. 89 of 2018); No. 20, statements on the...
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta (Amendment) Bill 2018: First Stage (8 speeches)
    Tairgim:Go gceadófar go dtabharfar isteach Bille dá ngairtear Acht do dhéanamh socrú maidir le toghcháin dhaonlathacha chun Údarás na Gaeltachta agus maidir le...
  • European Union (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2018: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (1 speech)
    The following motion was moved by Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher on Wednesday, 23 May 2018:
  • Topical Issue Matters (1 speech)
    I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Sean Fleming - to...
  • Referendum of 25 May: Statements (15 speeches)
    There will be eight slots of five minutes. The House decided to adjourn rather than conclude the statements today. There will be no necessity for the Minister to make a final contribution. The...
  • Ceisteanna - Questions - Priority Questions (0 speeches)
    • Hospital Beds Data (14 speeches)
      37. To ask the Minister for Health if the Sláintecare estimate of 2,590 for new acute beds and which is provided for in the capital plan will be updated based on the ESRI's analysis...
    • Health Services Data (9 speeches)
      38. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the decrease in the number of community nurses in community health organisation, CHO, areas nationally; his views on the impact this is...
    • Mental Health Services (7 speeches)
      39. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which he plans to deal with the lack of suitable medium to long-term inpatient units for children and adults suffering from severe mental illness and...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes (7 speeches)
      40. To ask the Minister for Health if he has full confidence in HSE management and its practices and, in particular, those in charge of the national screening programme both past and present....
    • Hospital Waiting Lists (9 speeches)
      41. To ask the Minister for Health the action he will take to address the long waiting times for ophthalmology services, both in primary care and acute hospitals [23766/18]
  • Other Questions (0 speeches)
    • Cancer Screening Programmes (9 speeches)
      42. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the CervicalCheck test scandal; the number of women who have availed of the free follow-up smear tests; the laboratory being used to examine the...
    • Cancer Screening Programmes (7 speeches)
      43. To ask the Minister for Health if there will be a full audit of all cancer screening programmes; when these audits will be completed; when the results of such audits will be laid before...
    • Dietician Service Provision (7 speeches)
      44. To ask the Minister for Health the community nutrition and dietetic services which will be available in north County Cork from May 2018. [23553/18]
    • Health Services Staff (7 speeches)
      45. To ask the Minister for Health if 100 front-line psychology staff are being required to undergo training to remain qualified for their jobs. [23535/18]
    • Mental Health Services (7 speeches)
      48. To ask the Minister for Health the plans in place to expand talk therapies in mental health services. [23529/18]
    • Occupational Therapy (7 speeches)
      47. To ask the Minister for Health his views on concerns being expressed by occupational therapists in relation to new assessment of needs procedures for children with disabilities. [23505/18]
    • Emergency Departments Services (5 speeches)
      50. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the substantial increase in overcrowding in Cork University Hospital emergency department over the first four months of 2018 relative to the same...
    • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Provision (4 speeches)
      51. To ask the Minister for Health the timeframe for bringing child and adolescent mental health services in CHO 4 to the level envisaged in A Vision for Change. [23522/18]
  • Topical Issue Debate (0 speeches)
    • Garda Deployment (4 speeches)
      I wish to raise the issue of the strength of the Garda force in Rathcoole Garda station. I take it the Minister of State, Deputy Stanton, will be responding. I do not mean to sound unkind, but...
    • Services for People with Disabilities (4 speeches)
      I want to raise the lack of residential placements for adults with severe disabilities, in particular where they are cared for by one or both elderly parents. I would imagine this is an issue of...
    • Cultural Policy (8 speeches)
      I am a little disappointed that the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is not present. I respect Ministers of State and do not generally have a problem with them, but there is not...
    • Election Posters (9 speeches)
      I am grateful that this matter was selected as we spent our Friday last week dealing with this issue and the outrage of many voters at what they saw as the flagrant violation of the law with...
  • Business of Dáil (4 speeches)
    It is proposed that, notwithstanding today’s Order of Business, the Dáil shall sit at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday to resume the statements on the outcome of the referendum held on 25 May...
  • Education (Admission to School) Bill 2016: Instruction to Committee (1 speech)
    I move:That, pursuant to Standing Order 154, it be an instruction to the Committee to which the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016 may be recommitted in respect of certain amendments,...
  • Education (Admission to School) Bill 2016: Order for Report Stage (1 speech)
    I move: “That Report Stage be taken now.”
  • Education (Admission to School) Bill 2016: Report Stage (26 speeches)
    Bill recommitted in respect of amendments Nos. 1 and 2.
  • Residential Tenancies (Student Rents, Rights and Protection) Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (34 speeches)
    I move: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time." I am sharing time. Students should not be hit with rent increases of 20% to 30%. No student should be paying €1,000 per month...
  • Residential Tenancies (Student Rents, Rights and Protection) Bill 2018: Referral to Select Committee [Private Members] (2 speeches)
    As this is a Private Members' Bill, it must, under Standing Orders 84A(3)(a) and 141, be referred to a select committee. The relevant committee for this Bill is the Select Committee on Justice...
  • Education (Admission to Schools) Bill 2016: Report Stage (Resumed) (10 speeches)
    Debate resumed on amendment No. 2: