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Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Jobseeker's Allowance Payments (2 Feb 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 110. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the deadline for submissions to the Labour Market Council for its review of payments for persons under 26 years of age under the jobseeker's allowance scheme; when the report will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3985/16]

Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (28 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: I never got applause like that before when I was in a different position.

Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (28 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: You could do yourself harm.

Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis: Statements (28 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: Dáil Éireann gave the members of the banking inquiry an almost impossible mission, given the constitutional and legal restrictions in which they had to operate. We owe the Chairman, Deputy Ciarán Lynch, and each member of the too large inquiry team a considerable debt for the remarkable effort, patience and diligence with which they discharged a very difficult responsibility....

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration (26 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 468. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if local authorities will provide prospective applicants with details of the terms of the new tenant purchase scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2922/16]

Written Answers — Department of An Taoiseach: Live Register Data (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 74. To ask the Taoiseach the number of persons on the live register in Tallaght in Dublin 24 in each of the years from 2010 and currently; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2220/16]

Written Answers — Department of Social Protection: Disability Allowance Applications (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 131. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection if she is aware that the participants who enter the 12-month residential programme for men with addiction problems, and who are homeless, in Tallaght in Dublin 24 are mostly in receipt of a jobseeker's allowance, which is terminated after 14 weeks when they are entitled to a supplementary welfare allowance, and that they are...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Spent Convictions Legislation (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 272. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality when the Spent Convictions Bill 2011 (Private Members' Bill) will be scheduled for Report and Final Stages; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1854/16]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Special Educational Needs Staffing (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 433. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of teachers and special needs assistants employed in primary and post-primary schools in the 2010-11 school year and in the 2015-16 school year; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2217/16]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Teachers' Remuneration (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 434. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the number of primary teachers who are paid a qualification allowance at the minimum pass primary degree rate; the number who are not being paid a qualification allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2218/16]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Departmental Properties (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 435. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will use the vacated building at the former Saint Peter’s primary school, Greenhills, in Dublin 12 for education purposes; if discussions have taken place with the Dublin Archdiocesan authorities regarding this; when such discussions will be completed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2219/16]

Written Answers — Department of Environment, Community and Local Government: Social and Affordable Housing Provision (19 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 460. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government if he is aware that up to 50% of housing applicants at particular locations are declining offers of housing; if he appreciates that careless tenanting policies and poor estates management are the principal causes of housing offers being rejected in certain areas; if he is aware that South Dublin County Council has...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage (13 Jan 2016)

Pat Rabbitte: 550. To ask the Minister for Health to include the medication used for treating glaucoma (details supplied) caused by type 2 diabetes in the long term illness scheme, given that diabetes is already included in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46478/15]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: I suppose it is the case that if we have moved on to discussing NAMA as a housing agency, then it must signal some satisfaction with the job for which NAMA was set up in 2009. Is that the position?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: I am keen to put one more question on that point.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: All colleagues are concerned about housing provision for obvious reasons. Back in 2011 there was such an overhang of housing, including in this city, that anyone who wanted to start building houses, even if the money was available - it was not - would have been taken away by people in white coats. However, rapidly we developed an acute housing shortage and a real supply problem. The NAMA...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: Does Mr. Daly wish to say anything in this regard?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: I have one last question for Mr. Daly.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: In respect of the noises off stage and on the assumption there will be a new Government in the first quarter of next year - I would not bet on it, but there will be a general election - does Mr. Daly have an opinion on the merits of revisiting the statute? Would it do anything to quell the noise? The overwhelming majority of Members of the House are waiting for some evidence from some of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform: Operations and Functioning of NAMA: Discussion (16 Dec 2015)

Pat Rabbitte: The NAMA deputation has referenced the success to date and the projected surplus of €2 billion. They have pointed to some commentary - in some cases serious commentary and in other cases commentary by people who do not know the first thing they are talking about, which is not novel. To be out by €10 million is not insignificant. Could it be said that the price at which NAMA...

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