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Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Carol Nolan: Page 53 of the programme for Government makes reference to healthcare in our communities. It was recently highlighted that 44% of general practitioner, GP, clinics are full, with rural areas being worst hit. In County Laois, 100% of GPs have stated that they cannot take on new patients and in County Offaly only 20% of GPs are in a position to take on new patients. The lack of GPs has...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: The answer to the problem is the recruitment of more GPs across the country, which we are actively trying to do.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Jack Chambers: My question relates to the attempt by Government to secure a seat on the UN Security Council. I understand that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, via the Department of Defence, is sending a naval vessel to New York and, perhaps, other cities to engage with UN officials. What is the purpose of this operation? For example, is it to wine and dine officials or will serious business...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: A naval vessel will be crossing the Atlantic and will be in New York next week and will visit other US cities as well. It is important to say that the role of the Naval Service is not solely one of fisheries protection or intercepting drugs and so on. While both operations are an important part of what it does, it has a broader remit, as seen in the Mediterranean Sea and will be seen next...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Niall Collins: My question is to the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. In May, in conjunction with the local and European elections, the people of Limerick voted in a plebiscite to accept the principle and concept of a directly elected mayor. I raised the following issue with the Minister, Deputy Eoghan Murphy, last July by way of parliamentary question. What is the status of the...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Eoghan Murphy: I thank the Deputy for his question. This was a fantastic decision made by the people of Limerick. To give credit where credit is due, Deputy Niall Collins did a great job, working with other parties and people, to get it over the line. It is a pity other members of his party did not take a similar view in places like Cork. However, that has been decided now. I met the outgoing...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Gerry Adams: There is a commitment in the programme for Government to more investment in economic, regional and social infrastructure but there do not appear to be any legal guarantees for schemes and funding already agreed. In County Louth, the N52 Ardee bypass was earmarked for funding by Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Local communities, which have grown in recent years and will be seriously and...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Gino Kenny: I raise the issue of the proposed VAT rate on vitamins and supplements in the upcoming budget. A decision in this regard was deferred last March. The Tánaiste will probably not comment on the budget and is not privy to the finer details. Supplements and vitamins currently attract a zero rate of VAT. If the 23% rate is applied to them, this will place an unfair financial burden on...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: This is a matter for the Government in the context of the budget. The Deputy will not have long to wait. The budget is only a couple of weeks away.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Michael Collins: Since the start of the school term, Deputies have been inundated with queries from families whose children do not have access to school transport. The Department is not intervening, Bus Éireann has stood back and parents and children are suffering. Enniskeane national school is the feeder school for the secondary schools in Bandon. Up to 20 children attending these schools from the...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Bobby Aylward: I have a related question. The programme for Government contains a commitment to examine how best to improve integrated services in the rural bus network for the regions, including school transport. I was very encouraged to hear that an additional €1 million in funding was announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy McHugh, in mid-August in order to address the issues...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony: I, too, ask the Tánaiste to intervene for the people of Ballineen who have been left hanging while waiting for school transport places for their children. What plans are in place to address this debacle? The school transport system is a debacle. Across west Cork, some students got tickets who were not allowed on the bus, some students who should have got tickets did not, and we have...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Thomas Byrne: The Minister for Education and Skills made some ten exceptions this year on school transport, including one in my constituency for which I lobbied. The problem is, however, that there are other people in my constituency who could not avail of these exceptions. Their applications had failed last year and they did not know they should apply for the exception. I have discussed this matter...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Pat Gallagher: The Tánaiste cannot answer with specifics but perhaps we can find a way of having a further debate on the issue raised by the Deputies.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: This issue takes up a huge amount of the Minister's time. I am familiar with the case in west Cork. Senator Lombard and the Minister of State, Deputy Jim Daly, are both working on the same cases probably that the Deputies are working on. Temporary alleviation measures have been put in place to try to deal with specific problems in different parts of the country. Clearly, a more...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Brendan Ryan: In the Government's legislation programme for this session, the Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2018 has been prioritised. If passed, the Bill would introduce graduated speeding penalties. The law, however, is only as good as the level of enforcement relating to it. The Tánaiste will be aware that a private consortium, GoSafe, was awarded a five-year contract, reported to...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: The publication of the legislation is due this session and I understand that some of the issues that have been raised have been discussed at Cabinet sub-committee level.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Brendan Howlin: When will we hear of it?

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

Simon Coveney: I do not have an answer for the Deputy today.

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (19 Sep 2019)

John Brassil: On page 54 of the programme for Government, there is a commitment to expand primary care service. This is also one of the principal platforms of Sláintecare. I draw the Tánaiste's attention to the situation of doctors from outside Ireland who try to get registration to work as general practitioners here. Responsibility in that regard lies with the national doctor training...

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