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Ferris, Martin

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

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Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Palestine: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Before I came to the Chamber I was watching CNN and other news stations. Deputy Colreavy referred to the rendition flights through Shannon Airport. It was heartening to see elected American repre...More Button

Last year, Deputy Keating and I travelled to Jordan along with other European parliamentarians. We had the occasion to visit a 1948 refugee camp, a 1967 refugee camp and a current refugee camp o...More Button

There are many things on which to fight the Government and yet the Irish people in the cause of international solidarity came out in their thousands over the summer, on the last occasion that the...More Button

Moral support means supporting someone psychologically or with solidarity but the Irish people also stepped up when it came to material support to the people of Gaza to help relieve the immeasura...More Button

Any government which would call itself progressive has a role in leading its people. However, in solidarity with the people of Palestine as with all kinds of other issues, it was the Irish peopl...More Button

Instead of standing up against Israeli violations of international law and human rights abuses during the Gaza invasion, the Government along with many other governments stood back. Instead of t...More Button

Yesterday's newspapers reported that 28 people in an extended family were killed in a bombing of a house. Eighteen of them were children. The Minister, Deputy Charles Flanagan, did not even hav...More Button

This State should have been leading the way within the EU. Seven EU member states already recognise Palestine, although they did so before they ever joined the European Union. Sweden became the...More Button

By the Government's words today, Ireland is now part of that majority of full members of the United Nations that recognises the Palestinian state. The step to recognition is not a giant one and it...More Button

I commend every Deputy who is supporting the motion and especially commend my colleagues in Sinn Féin Party for taking the initiative.More Button

Single Payment Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the way he plans to spend the €27 million of reimbursement, in accordance with Article 26(5) of Regulation (EU) No. 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and Council, of the appropriations carried o...More Button