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[29 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Minister agrees to meet Lucan schools to review prefab crisis

Local TD for Lucan, Deputy Derek Keating, has today raised a Special Notice Question which was agreed by the Ceann Comhairle on the crisis at two of Lucan’s largest national schools, St. Thomas’ Junior National School and Scoil Áine Naofa Senior National School.
Minister Ruairí Quinn has agreed, at Derek Keating’s request, to meet with the School Boards and school representatives.
The following is Deputy Derek Keating’s Speaking Note from the Dáil today:
I wish to thank the Ceann Comhairle for giving me the opportunity to raise this very urgent matter.
Minister Cannon, as …

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[17 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

I welcome the Government’s commitment to the protection of whistle blowers and am delighted that Stewarts Hospital is working with the Health Information and Quality Authority, HIQA, to address these particular issues.

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[23 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

I thank the Minister for his reply. I grew up on a daily diet of the Troubles on television, radio and in the print media. I welcome the move away from terrorism; away from the killing, mayhem and other illegal activities that took place over those unhappy decades. Such activities were carried out by a number of groups including the IRA and supporters of that organisation, including Sinn Féin, members of which have been elected to this House. I had hoped that the Minister would recognise a need to remember …

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[7 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Keating asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he is satisfied that adequate resources and appropriate Garda units are available to the Superintendent in charge of the Lucan and Clondalkin areas of Dublin following the recent robberies, murders and attempted murders; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

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[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Following a Dáil question on the 16th April, to the Minister for Transport regarding south Lucan’s Railway station, Local TD Derek Keating learned today that due to economic circumstances the National transport authority has decided not to open the station as planned this year. This is another example of the last Fianna Fail governments economic policy that has ruined many communities.
I am sadden by this news as I have perused the opening of this facility for the residents of South Lucan and Clonburris Clondalkin for some time.
The CEO Mr Gerry …

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Dail question to the Taoiseach: re Retirement of DPP

Dail question to the Taoiseach: re Retirement of DPP

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[13 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]

13th October 2011
A Ceann Comhairle, I come into the House today to raise a very serious matter that I believe is affecting thousands of people and impacting on jobs, the commercial economy of the Greater Dublin area and many people’s personal lives daily.
Recently, the Minister for Transport announced the cancelling for the time being of the Metro West Project due to the mismanagement of our economy and the mess that it was left in by the previous Government. Although this is very sad news for the growing area of west …

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[28 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health (Dr. James Reilly) by Deputy Derek Keating

To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider introducing a programme of information and advice to address the growing problem of child obesity; if he has any responsibility in this area of child welfare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

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[27 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

* To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs her policy on mandatory reporting of child abuse, wilful neglect and physical or emotional abuse; her plans to introduce legislation for mandatory reporting of suspected abuse; and if she will make a statement on the matter