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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Urban Development (13 Dec 2018)

Damien English: I fully accept the Deputy’s desire that this long-running matter, which is an unfortunate legacy of our recent economic recession and is impacting on the further development of Naas, should be progressed and completed as soon as is practicably possible so that the ever-expanding town of Naas can achieve its full potential. Under Project Ireland 2040 we have set out high ambition for...

Message from Select Committee (13 Dec 2018)

Message from Select Committee (13 Dec 2018)

Tommy Broughan: The Select Committee on Health has completed its consideration of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018 without amendment.

Message from Select Committee (13 Dec 2018)

The Dáil adjourned at at 8.15 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Catherine Connolly: The plan is there but there is just no money.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Damien English: Again, I am stating that this is what the Minister and the Minister of State want to do. Health funding has increased in the past two years. There was a significant increase in this year's budget. Each year, we are in a better position to provide services and, hopefully, to improve them, although I am conscious that there are also increased demands on those services. For a long number of...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Urban Development (13 Dec 2018)

Urban Development

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Urban Development (13 Dec 2018)

Bernard Durkan: I thank the Office of the Ceann Comhairle for affording me this further opportunity to raise the issue of the development of the town centre in Naas, County Kildare, which has been stalled for approximately ten years. Suffice it to say that many gallons of water have passed under many bridges since I first raised this issue. I was initially informed that it was about to be resolved. A...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Urban Development (13 Dec 2018)

Damien English: I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. He has raised it repeatedly in the House over the past couple of years, and rightly so. It is very important that the Naas town centre development be progressed. Naas town centre is a vital piece of infrastructure serving the region. It is important that we have a very attractive town that functions well and can provide services to the growing...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Urban Development (13 Dec 2018)

Bernard Durkan: I welcome the Minister of State's response. It gives me hope. The only thing that worries me is that one can say "Live horse and you will get grass" in many of these situations. We have done this before. A major issue was to get an anchor tenant to suit the location and a great deal of work has been done on that. It is to be hoped that has concluded satisfactorily at this stage. It...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Damien English: On behalf of the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, I thank Deputies Connolly and Ó Cuív for raising the issue of funding for Galway Autism Partnership, GAP. The Minister of State sends his apologies. He wanted to be here but with the way things went today, he could not make it so I will give the reply on his behalf. The Galway Autism Partnership, which was established...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Catherine Connolly: I do not doubt the Minister of State's bona fidesbut I find his answer disappointing. We are going to a meeting tomorrow that came about as a result of a public meeting and serious pressure. The message from the health executives is that they have no money. We need a more positive message for a group on the ground that is saving the State money with the hours the partnership provides,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Éamon Ó Cuív: I know the Minister of State, Deputy English, is just here to pass on the message and that he has no direct responsibility, but the message follows the normal pattern. Three quarters of it explains what we know already and then we get to the meat of it, but really there is no meat there. One of the more shocking things the Minister of State said is that the 2019 HSE national service plan...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Damien English: I thank Deputies Connolly and Ó Cuív for raising the issue and on behalf of the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, I apologise for him not being here. I will certainly bring back the message. He acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the volunteers in the Galway Autism Partnership, who have worked diligently over the years to deliver important and vitally needed...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Safety (13 Dec 2018)

Shane Ross: I thank Deputy Moynihan for raising this important subject. It is a matter of life and death which makes it vital and very relevant. As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for overall policy and funding relating to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual national road projects is a matter for Transport Infrastructure...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Safety (13 Dec 2018)

Aindrias Moynihan: I acknowledge the Minister's remarks about Castlemore Cross. It is known as one of the more dangerous sections of the road so it is good that there is a plan to progress matters there. However, many other sections of the road must be addressed. The low cost safety schemes, as the name suggests, are smallscale, but bigger solutions are required in the different areas I identified for the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Safety (13 Dec 2018)

Shane Ross: Could the Deputy provide me with detailed statistics on where the accidents have happened on that road, particularly fatalities and collisions? I will be delighted to pass them on. Obviously, the TII already has some details because it has identified one place at Castlemore and will be acting on that. If what the Deputy said is true, it is very worrying. If he can provide some additional...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Road Safety (13 Dec 2018)

Aindrias Moynihan: I will make that available.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Autism Support Services

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Autism Support Services (13 Dec 2018)

Catherine Connolly: The Galway Autism Partnership is in danger of closure in the new year. We attended a very emotional but factual meeting at the end of November when the partnership pointed out that it is a charity with one full-time worker and two part-time workers. It is utterly reliant on voluntary workers. It provides community support in the form of camps and clubs to over 203 families. It serves...

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