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Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor: This week I will be meeting with the community employment, CE, supervisors in Carlow. The remuneration package that is currently on the table needs to take into account that CE supervisors have not had a pay rise in 13 years, which means that their pay does not now reflect their level of responsibility. When the issue is raised here, the answer is that the Department is not their employer....

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Joe O'Brien: I thank the Deputy for raising the issue of CE supervisor pay. In my answer I will also include assistant supervisors and supervisors of rural social scheme, RSS, and Tús schemes, who we also need to look at. My Department has been in negotiations with unions this year. Unions have gone to the Workplace Relations Commission, WRC, to open a conciliation process. The Department of...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Paul Kehoe: I am delighted the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Deputy O’Gorman, is present. I have previously raised in the Dáil with the Taoiseach the issue of moneys outstanding to hotels, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses who are accommodating Ukrainians and refugees. There are a number of them in my own constituency and these people are in serious...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Catherine Connolly: I thank the Deputy.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Paul Kehoe: I ask the Minister to talk to the Secretary General at his Department on this issue.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Roderic O'Gorman: I thank the Deputy and I know that he has been contact with my Department and directly with me about some local providers. We have over the last number of months started over 650 individual contracts with hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts. We have needed to upscale our ability to deal with that number of contracts. When the Deputy and others have asked, I have had additional...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Patricia Ryan: I wish to raise the state of KDoc and the out-of-hours GP service in Kildare. On Monday evening, a constituent phoned the helpline at 6 p.m. for a sick baby. She phoned six times and she was put hold between ten and 34 minutes before being cut off. She finally got an answer at 9:49 p.m. to be told that there were no appointments left and that she would have to go to her own GP the next...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I understand the Dáil agreed last night that the Report Stage debate of the patient safety Bill would be adjourned until January. That will allow preparation of a new amendment which will place on a statutory basis the requirement for all patients to be informed of their right to a patient requested review of cancer screening. The Minister for Health will want to engage with the...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Ivana Bacik: All of us will want to send our thoughts and sympathies to the families of the four-year-old child in north Dublin and the five-year-old child in Belfast who died from strep A in recent days. All of us will be thinking of their families, communities and young classmates who have suffered such devastating news of this terrible loss. There are huge levels of fear, particularly among parents...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I join the Deputy in extending my deepest condolences to the families, friends and school communities of the children who died from strep A. It must be any parent or family's nightmare to have a healthy child one day who gets an illness and is gone a few days later. I cannot imagine what that must be like. The Government is committed to extending free GP care for children. I never felt...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: The plan to suspend teacher career breaks was apparently signed off on at an incorporeal Cabinet meeting on Tuesday night. Incredibly, the Department and Minister for Education believe the best way to recruit and retain teachers in the system is to reduce their terms and conditions. Does the Tánaiste agree with the proposal to suspend career breaks for teachers?

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: There was no such incorporeal meeting that I was party to and no decision has been made that I am aware of to suspend teachers' career breaks.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Jennifer Whitmore: So this is not a Government proposal.

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: Let me say this. I think the provision for career breaks is a very important one. There are lots of good reasons people may need to take a career break, often personal and family reasons, as the Deputy appreciates. The fact that the provision for career breaks exists in the public service helps encourage people into the public service and is more likely to make them stay than leave. While...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Paul Murphy: United Against Racism is holding a rally today at 5.30 p.m. at the Spire to state clearly that we have a housing crisis, not a refugee crisis, and that refugees are welcome here. It is an expression of unity and solidarity in response to the division and hate being spread by the far right. People who arrive here are fleeing wars, climate change and brutal oppression. They are not...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: The plan has not yet been brought to Government but I am informed by the Minister, Deputy O'Gorman, that we will publish the national action plan against racism early next year, hopefully in January or February. I note the Deputy's comments. Migrants are welcome in Ireland. If it were not for migrants, we would not be able to staff our public services. Many of the big companies that...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Matt Shanahan: I brought the issue of hospital and cardiac care in Waterford to the Dáil a number of times and I am glad to report the second cath lab is more or less completed. There is a commissioning phase to be completed over the next eight to ten weeks. The efforts of University Hospital Waterford should be recognised. It is now the stand-out hospital in the country in having the lowest trolley...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: I can give a commitment that the Government will examine that. A lot of progress, as the Deputy said, has been made in Waterford in recent years, particularly with the major improvement in trolley waits. It is now one of the best performing hospitals, in part because of the good clinical leadership and management there, but also the additional resources in the Dunmore wing. With a rising...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Richard O'Donoghue: Last night we debated an important Bill on patient safety. How can we have a good hospital system if the HSE investigates itself? Why can we not have an independent body to investigate serious complaints against hospitals like University Hospital Limerick? Some 70 health professionals - the Tánaiste is also a health professional - came forward on Q-Pulse to report incidents. Some 140...

Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation (8 Dec 2022)

Leo Varadkar: When a complaint is made, it is appropriate that in the first instance there should be an internal investigation, and that is often what is done. There are, however, independent bodies. HIQA, for example, is an independent body that can carry out investigations in certain circumstances.

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