Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (619, 620, 621)

Thomas Pringle

Question:

619. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if there is an ongoing dispute between a union (details supplied) and the HSE in the north west since December 2017 specifically involving ambulance staff in Letterkenny; if so, the length of time this dispute has remained unresolved; the action or actions taken by the union and staff since the dispute started; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12788/19]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

620. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health the contingencies agreed with a union (details supplied) and the HSE to ensure that no patients are adversely affected by a dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12789/19]

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Thomas Pringle

Question:

621. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Health if a union (details supplied) or its members involved in the ambulance staff dispute in County Donegal over the lifetime of the Letterkenny dispute have been issued with the threat of injunction by the HSE; if he has been provided with the list of actions being taken by the union; if an offer of settlement has been made to the union to resolve the dispute; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12790/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 619 to 621, inclusive, together.

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on these matters.