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McGrath, Finian

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Did the Department get the Technical Group submission?More Button

The Ceann Comhairle should throw out the Minister of State, Deputy McGinley.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

They got a full house and were sold out wherever they went.More Button

Budget Statement 2013 (Continued)

Deputy Bannon is happy anyway.More Button

It had better get on with it.More Button

That is right.More Button

Outrageous. The poor smokers.More Button

If companies pay at all.More Button

Here it comes.More Button

We have been saying that for years.More Button

We have been saying that for the past 18 months.More Button

The Minister should go on and give us a commitment.More Button

This budget is a grave attack on children, families, the disabled and our senior citizens. It is a budget steeped in unfairness and full of broken promises, especially from the Labour Party. It i...More Button

The facts in today's budget speak for themselves. Child benefit will be reduced by €10 per month, another broken promise. The respite care grant is being reduced by €325. The changes in the ho...More Button

The prescription charge for medical card holders is being increased from 50 cent to €1.50 per item, with the monthly cap for a family rising from €10 to €19.50. The drug payment scheme threshold...More Button

I notice the Minister mentioned the Croke Park agreement in his speech, which I support. For many people the reality of the Croke Park agreement is very difficult. For St. Michael's House, whic...More Button

That issue could be resolved tomorrow morning if there was the political will. It is not a huge number.

  St. Michael's House has lost €11.2 million in cuts. Under the Croke Pa...More Button

Budget Submissions

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will support the SIPTU proposals on the economy towards a new course.More Button

Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Bill

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will support an organisation (details supplied). More Button

Derelict Sites

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will respond to the issue raised concerning a site at a location (details supplied) under the Derelict Sites Act . More Button

Child Protection

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding emergency services for children.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding emergency services for children.More Button