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  • Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals – Thomas Pringle TD
    United Nations to agree a framework for global development to succeed the Millennium Development Goals MDGs after 2015 The new sustainable development agenda should be adopted in New York in September It will involve a new set of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs which will complete the work of the MDGs on the eradication of extreme poverty and will also put sustainable development at the core The SDGs will be universal in nature and address development challenges through social environmental and economic actions in low middle and high income countries alike They will address a wide range of areas including MDG priorities such as food and nutrition but also broader challenges including on climate sustainable production and consumption trade and global governance structures and peace and governance Ireland s key priorities for the post 2015 Development Agenda have been the fight to end hunger and undernutrition gender equality and women s empowerment and good governance and rule of law These priorities are drawn from Ireland s Policy for International Development One World One Future and the priorities set out following the Foreign Policy Review in The Global Island Ireland s positions in the UN negotiations and in the relevant EU coordination are agreed through a whole of Government coordination process involving all relevant Government Departments We have advocated for strong goals and targets in each of these key areas and we have emphasised the need to incorporate human rights in the new development framework reduce global inequality and protect the role of civil society The fourth session of the intergovernmental negotiations will take place in New York from 20 to 24 April Be Sociable Share Previous Story Ireland Votes NO to Sovereign Debt Restructuring Motion Next Story Speaking on Self Employed Social Welfare Supports Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email

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  • Ireland Votes NO to Sovereign Debt Restructuring Motion – Thomas Pringle TD
    sovereign debt restructuring processes The main focus of the resolution was the establishment of an ad hoc committee to elaborate a binding debt resolution mechanism At the time of the vote the EU explained that it had made extensive efforts and engaged in the process in good faith and reiterated the considerations outlined at the outset of negotiations as follows The ad hoc committee must be limited to the elaboration of a non binding set of principles which builds upon a market based voluntary contractual approach to sovereign debt restructuring and aims at furthering its implementation and use Neither the EU nor Member States will participate in discussions aiming at the establishment of a binding multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes The ad hoc committee should reflect the recent and ongoing work on sovereign debt restructuring undertaken in the IMF subject to the previous considerations and should take place in close coordination with and with technical support from the Fund Discussions should also make reference to the work in other fora on these issues such as the Paris Club which has a history of discussing sovereign debt restructuring issues In the event the resolution continued to propose the elaboration of a new legal framework In these circumstances the agreed EU position is that we will not be participating in the work of the committee Ireland considers that the work being undertaken at other levels including in the IMF and at the international conference on Financing for Development to be held in Addis Ababa in July offers more appropriate and established means for dialogue on this issue We are actively engaged in these processes Over recent years the Government has had an engagement with the European Union and with international financial institutions including the IMF which is unprecedented both

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  • Letterkenny Hospital to get Further Permanent General Surgeon – Thomas Pringle TD
    driving job creation Home Dáil Questions Letterkenny Hospital to get Further Permanent General Surgeon Letterkenny Hospital to get Further Permanent General Surgeon By admin Tweet Pin It Updated 21st April 2015 QUESTION NO 15 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar by Deputy Thomas Pringle for ORAL ANSWER on 16 04 2015 To ask the Minister for Health in view of the recent meeting with Saolta Health Group and other stakeholders including Oireachtas Members and the recent retirements in Letterkenny General Hospital County Donegal the number of general surgeon positions that will be filled in the hospital and if he will make a statement on the matter Thomas Pringle T D REPLY Following the retirement of Mr Kevin Moran Consultant Urologist from Letterkenny General Hospital the Saolta University Health Care Group has put in place a locum consultant surgeon pending approval to fill this post on a permanent basis In addition the appointment of a further permanent general surgeon at Letterkenny General Hospital is planned Be Sociable Share Previous Story Fair Deal Scheme Recouped 22 1m out of 37 3m by February 2015 Next Story Ireland Votes NO to Sovereign Debt Restructuring Motion Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on Burton to provide additional funding for community services programmes February 11 2016 11 23 am HIGHLAND RADIO Pringle claims other

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  • Fair Deal Scheme Recouped €22.1m out of €37.3m by February 2015 – Thomas Pringle TD
    ask the Minister for Health the revenue generated from the sale of estates of deceased persons on Fair Deal Schemes since the commencement of the scheme and if he will make a statement on the matter Thomas Pringle T D REPLY Under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme where an applicant s assets include land and property in the State the 7 5 contribution based on such assets may be deferred This is an optional loan element of the Scheme which can assist an applicant with the cost of their care The purpose underpinning the loan is to ensure than an applicant does not have to sell their house during their lifetime The loan can be repaid at any time but will ultimately fall due for repayment upon the applicant s death Under Section 26 2 b of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 the Revenue Commissioners are the appointed agents for the State in the collection of the repayable monies under the loan element of the Scheme The Revenue Commissioners and the HSE work together in the calculation of amounts due to be repaid to the State Since the Scheme commenced in 2009 and until the end of 2014 almost 10 of applicants who received support under the Scheme have availed of the loan The HSE have advised Revenue that at the end of February 2015 37 3m fell to be recouped from loans due for repayment of which Revenue have recouped 22 1m Be Sociable Share Previous Story Positive Turnout to Seasonal Workers Meeting Killybegs Next Story Letterkenny Hospital to get Further Permanent General Surgeon Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co

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  • No Junior Drugs Minister in Sight – Thomas Pringle TD
    the Minister for Health his plans to create a position for a Minister to oversee issues related to drug abuse and overdose and if he will make a statement on the matter Thomas Pringle T D REPLY The National Drugs Strategy 2009 2016 is a cross cutting area of public policy and service delivery which requires a coordinated response to tackling the drugs problem As Minister for Health I have overall responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy at Government level The Oversight Forum on Drugs which I chair is responsible for the high level monitoring of the implementation of the Strategy across Government Departments and agencies and solid progress is being made in delivering on its actions I am fully committed to the drugs brief and am eager to tackle the issues in the area in as comprehensive a way as possible My Department is beginning work on the development of a new National Drugs Strategy for the period after 2016 and as Minister with lead responsibility for drugs policy I will play an active role in the development of the new Strategy I look forward to engaging with all interested parties in this work It is a matter for the Taoiseach in the first instance to determine the approach to the allocation of portfolios to Ministers of State Be Sociable Share Previous Story HAP Pilot Scheme Coming to Donegal Minister in Contact with Donegal CoCo Next Story Seasonal Workers Information Meeting Monday April 20th Bayview Hotel 8pm Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment About admin Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February

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  • HAP Pilot Scheme Coming to Donegal – Minister in Contact with Donegal CoCo – Thomas Pringle TD
    key Government priority and a major pillar of the Social Housing Strategy 2020 which I published on 26 November 2014 The HAP scheme will bring all social housing supports provided by the State under the aegis of local authorities The scheme will remove a barrier to employment by allowing recipients to remain in the scheme if they gain full time employment HAP will also improve regulation of the rented accommodation being supported and provide certainty for landlords as regards their rental income Further to the enactment of the Housing Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2014 on 28 July 2014 the first phase of the HAP statutory pilot commenced with effect from 15 September 2014 in Limerick City and County Council Waterford City and County Council and Cork County Council HAP commenced in Louth Kilkenny South Dublin and Monaghan County Councils from 1 October Subsequently on 18 December Dublin City Council became part of the statutory HAP pilot with a specific focus on accommodating homeless households Dublin City Council is implementing the HAP pilot for homeless households in the Dublin region on behalf of all 4 Dublin local authorities including Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council There are now over 1 400 households in receipt of HAP across the local authority areas taking part in the statutory pilot scheme During the legislation s passage through the Oireachtas in July 2014 an undertaking was given that a report would be prepared for the relevant Oireachtas Committee Data for this report is being gathered from pilot sites and a progress report will be submitted to the Oireachtas Committee on Environment Culture and the Gaeltacht shortly Based on data gathered for the review consideration is currently being given to the sequencing of a further cohort of local authorities to commence HAP as part of the pilot on

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  • Dáil Questions – Thomas Pringle TD - Page 19
    addressed to the Minister for Health Deputy Leo Varadkar by Oral Question on Israeli Settlement rush and Palestine I spoke with the Minister about my concerns around a potential settlement rush in Israel in the No Amendment to Employment Equality Act 1998 QUESTION NO 120 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality Deputy Frances Fitzgerald by Spent Convictions Bill 2012 Update QUESTION NO 119 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality Deputy Frances Fitzgerald by Action Plan for Jobs 2015 Donegal DAIL QUESTION NO 64 67 To ask the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation the way Update on Spent Convictions Bill 2012 QUESTION NOS 291 DÁIL QUESTIONS addressed to the Minister for Justice and Equality Deputy Frances Fitzgerald for Live Register Co Donegal 2015 Question No 34 Ref No 6233 15 To the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Home Maker Credits Question No 35 Ref No 6234 15 To the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection To ask the Tánaiste Parliamentary Question Ref No 2611 15 I asked the following PQ to the Minister for Social Protection and here is her response below Question on Domiciliary Care Allowance ORAL question for answer on 10 12 2014 To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection her Page 19 of 66 First Previous 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Next Last Contact Info Killybegs Constituency Office Connolly House Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal 074 97 41880 thomas pringle oir ie Latest News Look out for my General Election 2016 newsletter February 11 2016 12 59 pm DONEGAL NOW Donegal TD reveals Minister Lynch will not meet with Save Our St Joseph s Campaign February 11 2016 11 24 am DONEGAL NOW Calls on Burton to provide additional funding for community

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  • Family Mediation Services – Donegal – Thomas Pringle TD
    falls under the auspices of the Legal Aid Board which is independent in the exercise of its functions in accordance with Section 3 3 of the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 Furthermore as Minister for Justice and Equality I am not responsible or accountable to the Dáil for the matters referred to in the Deputies questions However in order to be helpful to the Deputies I have had enquiries made of the Board and I have been informed that there is no permanently employed mediator in the Letterkenny office at present A contract mediator completed her cases during the month of March and another contract mediator commenced taking cases in the office on 13 April 2015 The Board is subject to the recruitment moratorium and the Employee Control Framework however I am informed that they are looking at a longer term strategy for providing mediation services including the manner in which contract mediators are engaged The number of couples on the waiting list in Letterkenny family mediation office is currently 17 The following figures show the numbers on the waiting list in Letterkenny at the beginning of January 2011 to 2015 2011 16 2012 8 2013 7 2014 17 2015 20 For comparison the current waiting lists in the Letterkenny office and other part time single mediator offices are as follows Letterkenny 17 Sligo 11 Castlebar 13 Portlaoise 16 Athlone 21 Waterford 29 Tralee 10 Finally I have been advised by the Board that waiting list numbers fluctuate and the needs of each office is reviewed on an ongoing basis The Legal Aid Board is committed to the provision of a timely and professional mediation service throughout the country Be Sociable Share Previous Story 12m for Fisheries Local Action Groups FLAGs Next Story HAP Pilot Scheme Coming to Donegal Minister

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