Dáil Issues

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Dáil Issues, Finance, Health, National, Parliamentary Questions

To ask the Minister for Finance if the National Surplus Reserve Fund will be used to fund cost overruns at the national children’s hospital.

REPLY

The “National Surplus (Exceptional Contingencies) Reserve Fund” which is also referred to as the Rainy Day Fund, is intended to be an economic buffer available for drawdown in the event of a sharp economic downturn. It is intended to allow the Government of the day to mitigate the effects of such a downturn.
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Holy Family Update

Feb
2019
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Dáil Issues, Education, Parliamentary Questions

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if a new national school for south Swords area of Fingal will be delivered in temporary accommodation at a location (details supplied) for the commencement of the September 2019 school year; if so, the number of classrooms which will be provided; and if other facilities such as physical education, school bus and special needs unit will be included. – Clare Daly T.D.

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the planning assessment process will be completed with regard to the delivery of a new national school for an area (details supplied) in County Dublin. – Clare Daly T.D.
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Dáil Issues, Education, Oral Questions

Justice and Defence, Oral Questions, Public Expenditure

To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the nature of the discussions that took place between his Department and the Department of Justice and Equality that led to the establishment of a panel of barristers to assess the protected disclosures of current and former members of An Garda Síochána.

REPLY

Last year, the Department of Justice and Equality sought sanction from my Department for payment of a proposed fee structure to legal Counsel as part of a new independent panel for reviewing allegations of Garda misconduct. The correspondence from that Department noted that the Minister for Justice and Equality had decided to set up this panel to consider allegations made to the Minister for Justice and Equality under the provisions of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.
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