With the approaching 36th anniversary of the tragedy of the fire on Valentine’s Day at the Stardust nightclub, Artane, Deputy Tommy Broughan will next week in Dáil Éireann renew his calls for a Commission of Investigation. The fire in the Stardust Ballroom, that infamous night, led to the deaths of 48 young people with a further 214 seriously injured. It was the worst fire disaster in modern Irish history and continues to profoundly affect many families in several parishes of Deputy Broughan’s constituency of Dublin Bay North down to the present day. Deputy Broughan is bringing forward this motion to ask, finally, for closure for those families and communities affected through a short, cost-effective Commission of Investigation under the 2004 McDowell legislation.
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BROUGHAN WELCOMES NEWS THAT ENTERPRISE IRELAND TO HIRE 39 NEW RECRUITS FOR BREXIT RESPONSE
19 Jan 2017
Since the shock Brexit result of last summer, Deputy Broughan has raised Ireland’s ‘readiness’ for the aftermath on many occasions in Dáil Éireann, in particular with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Most recently, Deputy Broughan asked Minister Mitchell O’Connor the number of requests her department had received from either IDA Ireland and or Enterprise Ireland since Brexit for permission to employ additional staff; the number of requests received, the number that were approved, pending or refused; and for a statement on the matter.
In the lead up to Christmas 2016, Deputy Broughan was contacted by a number of older constituents who had been refused a Clothing Allowance from the Department of Social Protection. These pensioners had contacted Deputy Broughan to ask whether this financial assistance had been withdrawn from the Department as many of them had been in receipt of the allowance in previous years and used it to purchase coats and heavier items of clothing for the cold weather.
Deputy Broughan recently requested figures from the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, on the numbers of under 18s waiting for a child and adolescent mental health service appointment in the Community Health Organisation Area of North Dublin. Deputy Broughan requested that these numbers be broken down into those waiting for an appointment for between 3 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and more than 12 months.
In a reply from the HSE, received by his office last week, Deputy Broughan was dismayed to see that 16 vulnerable young people have been waiting for an appointment in CHO 9 for more than 12 months. 30 have been waiting for between 6 to 12 months and a further 32 waiting for 3 to 6 months. Therefore a total of 74 under 18s are having to wait for longer than 3 months for an appointment in age-appropriate mental health services. CHO 9 comprises Dublin North, North Central and North West.
NO INFORMATION CLINICS THIS WEEKEND
9 Jan 2017
NO INFORMATION CLINICS THIS WEEKEND
9 January 2017
Please note that, due to a longstanding prior commitment, my weekly information clinics will not be taking place this Friday, the 13th of January, Saturday, the 14th of January or Monday the 16th of January 2017.
My weekly information clinics will resume on Saturday, 21st of January 2017. For further details of the times and locations of these clinics, please see the Contact section of this website.
OVER 150 UNACCOMPANIED LEARNER DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL OR SERIOUS ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS OVER 5 YEARS – BROUGHAN
6 Jan 2017
Deputy Tommy Broughan has recently been asking the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, and of course, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, for figures relating to unaccompanied learner drivers who have been involved in fatal or serious road traffic collisions. Deputy Broughan asked these questions on behalf of PARC civil society group as part of the work it has been undertaking in supporting families bereaved by RTCs caused by unaccompanied learner drivers.