Archive for the category: ‘Dail’

10. 12. 2015

Topical Issue Debate – Delays in Garda Vetting

Dáil Éireann 3 December 2015 In recent weeks I have been contacted by a number of schools in East Galway who are experiencing real difficulty in terms of getting Garda vetting for students who are doing Post Leaving Cert Courses. […]

27. 11. 2015

Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill 2015

Dáil Éireann 26 November 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill. Providing greater ease of access to credit for small and medium enterprises is at the core of the current debate on the Credit Guarantee (Amendment) […]

27. 11. 2015

PMB – Hospital overcrowding

Dáil Éireann 11 November 2015 Thank you for the opportunity to speak on this Bill I intend to confine my contribution to three elements relating to our hospitals, the first is how people end up there and alternative treatment routes, […]

23. 10. 2015

Need for progress on Athenry Vocational School

The need for a new school building for Athenry Vocational School was raised by Galway East TD Paul Connaughton in a Topical Issues Debate in the Dáil last week. Speaking during the Debate Deputy Connaughton noted that a new school […]

14. 10. 2015

Topical Issue Debate – Athenry Vocational School

^^ Schools Building Projects Status ^^        Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: I thank the office of the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this important matter and the Minister for Education and Skills for attending to take it. I have […]

25. 6. 2015

Topical Issue Debate – Delays in nursing registration

This Government is fully committed to job creation and ironing out the red tape that prevents employers from taking on staff, yet at the moment there are 300 vacancies in the private sector of nursing homes across Ireland largely due […]

25. 6. 2015

Private Members Business – Credit Unions

I fully support the counter-motion which states that this Government has a clear policy to support the strategic growth of Credit Unions in Ireland.   Not alone has this Government provided clarity around the safety of members’ savings and the […]

17. 6. 2015

Commission of Investigation – IBRC and matters of significant public concern

I very much welcome the establishment of this Commission of Investigation and my only regret is that this Commission was not established earlier. Significant questions have been raised in recent months in relation to deals conducted by the Irish Bank […]

14. 5. 2015

Topical Issue Debate – Fampyra

Dáil Éireann, 14 May 2015 ^^ Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage ^^ Deputy Paul J. Connaughton: I thank the Ceann Comhairle’s office for selecting this matter for the Topical Issue debate and I thank the Minister of State for being present […]

29. 4. 2015

PMB – SME Sector

Dáil Éireann, 22 April 2015 Check against delivery Thank you for the opportunity to speak in relation to this motion. I note that the Action Plan for Jobs has proved successful to date and welcome the fact that 16 Government […]