Deputy Broughan today received a reply from the RCSI Hospitals Group in response to a Parliamentary Question he raised recently with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, on the number of elective surgeries that were cancelled in Beaumont Hospital between the 1st of January 2015 and the end of April 2016. The reply states that 810 inpatient elective surgeries were cancelled during this time and 970 day cases, totalling 1,780 cancellations in less than a year and a half.
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Tens of thousands of Irish football fans are expected to travel to France this June to support the Boys in Green in the European Football Championship. In light of this, Deputy Broughan requested information from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, on what extra resources and personnel would be deployed to the Irish Embassy in Paris and the Irish Honorary Consulate office in France for the duration of the Euros.
The Minister of State is aware of the urgent need to provide full local day services for young school leavers on the autistic spectrum in Dublin Bay North and Fingal as we both attended a productive meeting with representatives from the HSE in Swords a few weeks ago which I understand Deputy Clare Daly organised. I, of course, wish the Minister of State well in his appointment to such an important portfolio. Given his knowledge of our shared constituency of Dublin Bay North, I sincerely hope he urgently progresses the commitments already set out in the programme for partnership Government.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON POSTCODE PARTICIPATION RATES IN THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION – BROUGHAN
24 May 2016
In Dáil Éireann, Deputy Broughan recently questioned new Minister for Education and Skills and fellow elected representative for Dublin Bay North, Richard Bruton, on his plans to address third level funding and to increase accessibility to third level education. Deputy Broughan was very concerned to see that the postcode with the lowest participation rates in third level in Dublin is Dublin 17 which comprises areas in his constituency, Balgriffin, Coolock, Belcamp, Darndale and Priorswood as, in the information provided by the Minister, there is just a 15% participation rate in Higher Education in these areas. Following a close second is Dublin 10 (Ballyfermot and Cherry Orchard) with just a 16% participation rate.
BROUGHAN CALLS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION INTO STARDUST TRAGEDY OF 1981
24 May 2016
Deputy Broughan has always been a strong supporter of the Stardust Relatives and Victims’ Committee and their calls for the establishment of a new Commission of Investigation into the Stardust Tragedy of the 14th of February 1981. He has now submitted a Motion to Dáil Éireann on the matter and hopes that some action will finally be taken on this matter 35 years after the tragic event.
BROUGHAN CALLS ON MINISTER MCGRATH TO ENSURE SCHOOL LEAVER SERVICES FOR CITIZENS WITH AUTISM
20 May 2016
For some time now, Deputy Broughan has being challenging the Government on their preparation for citizens on the autism spectrum leaving school settings. Many concerned parents have been in touch with Deputy Broughan regarding access to appropriate school-leaver placements for their children. Parents feel that no preparation has been made for those young adults who will still require specialised support when they turn 18 and move outside of a school setting. Some of these parents have explained to Deputy Broughan that their children benefitted from previous investment in education for children with autism, Special Needs Assistants and specialised school placements.