Posted on 2013/10/22 by pcole at 19:30
That Dáil Éireann:
agrees that Irish society should protect the rights of older citizens and solidarity between the generations;
accepts that services for older people should be protected to allow them to live independently and with dignity;
agrees that older people are more anxious now about services being removed from them which will lead to isolation and illness;
concurs that older people do not want to be pressurised about means tests and application forms for health care services;
Posted on 2013/10/22 by pcole at 09:23
2.00 pm - Questions to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD
3.15 pm - Leaders Questions
3.36 p.m - Questions to the Taoiseach
4.36 pm - Order of Business
Local Government Bill 2013 - Order for Second Stage and Second Stage Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan TD
Posted on 2013/10/15 by sarah at 10:17
Health and Children Committee
Update on Health Issues [ Minister for Health; Minister of State at Departments of Health and of Justice, Equality and Defence with responsibility for Disability,Older People, Equality and Mental Health; Minister of State for Primary Care; and Mr Tony O’Brien, Director General Designate, Health Service Executive] .
Posted on 2013/10/14 by sarah at 08:26
11.00am – Meeting with National Traveller MABS
1.00pm – School Meeting
2.30pm - Canvass
Posted on 2013/10/11 by pcole at 13:14
There is a strong public interest in lowering the deficit and controlling the extent of the national debt but a narrow focus on deficit reduction through cuts would be misguided.
Official policy on addressing the public finances has ignored the international evidence that a more balanced approach is required to closing the deficit and recovering the economy.
The multiplier effect of cuts has been higher than anticipated and fiscal consolidation has had a substantial contractionary effect on growth and employment.
Posted on 2013/10/11 by pcole at 09:28
When the economy went into decline, restaurants endured falling numbers of diners, rising prices and great financial uncertainty with many facing and/or experiencing closure. Money generated by the reduced VAT rate in July 2011 kick started a reversal of fortunes.
Posted on 2013/10/09 by pcole at 16:10
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has called for an alternative strategy for Budget 2014 that would be more effective at reaching deficit targets, spurring job creation and boosting recovery prospects.
Posted on 2013/10/08 by sarah at 08:22
14:00 – 18:00
Joint Committee on Finance Committee, Public Expenditure and Reform.
7.55 – 8.00 re: Private Members Business - Motion re Discretionary Medical Cards (Fianna Fáil)
Health and Children Committee
Posted on 2013/10/07 by pcole at 22:23
Ahead of the Budget, the Government has decisions to make regarding agriculture which will determine how well the sector is positioned to contribute to economic recovery.
Following two years of growth, farm incomes fell significantly in 2012. The main factor affecting farm incomes and profitability was the dreadful weather, which resulted in a reduction in output in some commodities and an increase in input.
The difficulties continued into this year, with fodder shortages experienced across the country resulting in increased feed costs and pressures on farm viability.
Posted on 2013/10/07 by pcole at 16:51
Support the domestic economy, drop the €500 million of planned tax hikes and use Budget 2014 to signal that the end of austerity is in sight says IBEC