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Dooley, Timmy

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Business of Dáil (Continued)

We know what the backbenchers did the last time there was a late night debate.More Button

The Government was elected on a mandate of democratic revolution.More Button

Crumbs from the captain's table.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

It is all around the Deputy.More Button

To understand the reason confidence in this Government has fallen so dramatically since it received one of the biggest mandates in the history of the State, we need only contrast the commitments ma...More Button

In the three years and nine months since the Government took office, we have witnessed some significant achievements. The economic recovery of recent months is extremely welcome in a country tha...More Button

The unprecedented actions taken by the former Minister for Finance, the late Brian Lenihan, cannot be divorced from the current robust recovery. All Deputies will agree that his actions and plan h...More Button

We were all proud of the successful visit of Queen Elizabeth II, which changed forever the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom. It showed Ireland in its best light and symbolised...More Button

The Government has also disappointed and sometimes even disgusted citizens, however, through the manner in which it has governed. For a time, good will was shown towards the Government and all p...More Button

The first and most striking reason the Government lost the confidence of the people was the Taoiseach's action on Roscommon General Hospital. On 8 February 2011, in front of hundreds of citizens...More Button

The audacity of this approach of spinning until caught red-handed has continued through the life of the Government.More Button

We saw a similar example of this approach during the medical card fiasco. The Government began culling discretionary medical cards to reduce budget overruns in the Health Service Executive, HSE,...More Button

We saw the same approach in justice where honourable members of An Garda Síochána sought to highlight serious malpractice in the force, only for them to be told by the responsible Fine Gael Minis...More Button

Even the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has not escaped the Government’s cynical political approach. Fine Gael and Labour showed their utter contempt for the arts and cultural se...More Button

Other commitments have led to further disappointment among our people. Our health service waiting lists are soaring while there appears to be no clear policy on how best to reform our health ser...More Button

The people have taken and given a lot and would work with the Government. It is this continued spinning of half-truths and half-answers that is causing problems for people. We have had it over th...More Button

We have seen the spectacle over the past two days where the fallout from the IBRC, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, liquidation has led to the potential where junior bondholders ultimately might ...More Button

The Tánaiste did such a fantastic job at the weekend, stating she would solve the problems and that there was no way on her watch would any of these junior bondholders be paid back. The facts beli...More Button

Rural Ireland feels abandoned too by the Government as Garda stations are closed, schools are threatened and post offices face an uncertain future.More Button

While I have already welcomed our improved economic growth, I equally condemn the fact it is a two-tier one. Rural Ireland feels left behind, a fact which the Government continues to fail to addre...More Button

We have also witnessed a total failure to reform the political institutions of our State. If anything we have seen the people's trust in our political institutions fall even further under this G...More Button

Some Ministers and backbenchers fail to accept that they promised something different but they have gone back to age old politics of the past. They are still coming in here believing they can hoodw...More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Like most of the things he brought in.More Button

Whose fault is that?More Button

National Car Test

At the outset, I am disappointed by the way Topical Issues has been put to the end of the day's business. The introduction of the Topical Issue Debate was about improving this House's communicatio...More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on increasing the notification period for national car testing from 90 days to 120 days in recognition of the exorbitant time it takes to secure an appointment; and his views on improving...More Button

National Car Test (Continued)

How many drivers are affected? What is the Minister's perception of the impact of such a problem, if it exists? I accept and understand that the Minister is waiting for the advice of the Attorney...More Button

I appreciate the Minister's approach to dealing with the matter on a regional basis and I welcome his announcement of additional testing staff. I recognise that the Minister is not in a position t...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: when a person (details supplied) in County Clare who lodged an appeal 12 months ago will receive an outcome to their case; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Cycle to Work Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for Finance: his views on proposals to extend the cycle to work scheme to the children of participants of the scheme in order to increase child cycling levels and increase the modal share of cycling nationally ...More Button

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will receive an agri-environment options scheme 2 payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Licence Data

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of unaccompanied learner drivers that have been formally issued with a fine, prison sentence or both in 2012, 2013 and to date in 2014 in tabular form; and her views on the efficacy of t...More Button

Symphysiotomy Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide a person (details supplied) who survived sympysiotomy with their medical records including the records associated with their five births; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Electric Vehicle Grants

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: further to Parliamentary Question No. 545 of 25 November 2014, his plans to increase the uptake of the electric vehicle grant scheme to help meet our carbon emission targets for 2020.More Button

Roads Maintenance

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if his attention has been drawn to the success of the street repairs app used in Britain and Northern Ireland; and his views on modernising the process of reporting local maintenance issues via loc...More Button

Rail Services

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will direct Iarnród Éireann to change its punctuality targets for Intercity and commuter peak services from ten minutes to five minutes; and his views on the punctuality targets for comparabl...More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on the declining number of wheelchair-accessible taxis within the State.More Button

Smarter Transport

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he has any long term targets for the continued expansion of the pedometer challenge and the ten minute cycle challenge as part of the smarter travel workplace and smarter travel campus programme.More Button

Departmental Programmes

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his plans for greater national participation in the green-schools travel programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tourism Data

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on the value of pedal bike passenger carriers and rickshaws for local tourism.More Button

Road Safety Strategy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: further to Parliamentary Question No. 578 of 25 November 2014 if he will provide details on strategies in place to lower the number of rural pedestrians killed on our roads annually.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his views on measures to exculpate penalty points for those who are willing to undergo a series of road safety classes at their own expense in order to improve their driving skills and safety aware...More Button

Cycling Policy

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: his initiatives to help promote female cycling nationally; if his attention is drawn to the impact of the demographic to increase overall cycling participation; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button