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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

Go to the people.More Button

The Tánaiste should pinch herself; she is the Minister.More Button

That is a very poor comparison.More Button

Suigh síos.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

Jobs for the boys.More Button

They are drowning in it.More Button

Shame.More Button

The Taoiseach tabled the motion of confidence in himself and his party. We should be talking about the real issues and problems. It was fair enough for the Taoiseach to table the motion. He beli...More Button

The parties in government are the only ones who have confidence in the Government. They are in a cocoon in this House. I am not in favour of protest, protest, protest but one sees the reality whe...More Button

People gave the Taoiseach the finest mandate anyone ever got. I voted for him as Taoiseach but I am bitterly disappointed. One could ask how the people feel. The Taoiseach has completely turne...More Button

It is an awful pity that he did not live up to any part of his mandate. Promises were made to the families affected by the Omagh bomb, and justice was promised to the family of the priest murder...More Button

Will the Taoiseach call in the banks? Will he rein in NAMA, which is making people homeless? It is terrorising a widow in my county whose late husband ended his own life. Will the Taoiseach ca...More Button

People have made sacrifices. We all bailed out the banks. I was one who voted for that. It was one of the biggest mistakes I ever made in my life. Now the banks are piddling down on top of us...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Varadkar spoke in the debate. It goes to show how confused the Government is. He said the Taoiseach is the captain that could steady the ship on the ocean. Does he not kno...More Button

How low can the Taoiseach go? His party does not have a good record of looking after the ordinary, working class people of Ireland. He did look after them. He brought in honesty and openness a...More Button

They have woken up suddenly because the people are awake now. They saw what was going on with EirGrid which was trying to destroy our country by putting up pylons for which there was no need, with...More Button

There is the case of Uisce Éireann. I said at the time that the only thing I liked about it was the name - I like the teanga and the cúpla focal Gaeilge but other than that it is a monstrosity t...More Button

The former Minister, Phil Hogan, tried to say that the septic tanks were dirty and the cause of pollution. Now the Government is admitting every day that it is Ringsend and the 42 towns and the ...More Button

The Government reformed the courts and it gave us an extra layer of judges, a new layer, with no definition as to how many cases they would hear. What about justice for the ordinary people? The...More Button

I said the Minister for Social Protection was tinkering with the Social Welfare Bill to try to avoid the mess and the damage done by Irish Water. Instead of dealing with people who are on the br...More Button

I was there in the worst days of the previous Government. We were not as headless and the people were not as frightened and as angry as they are now. They voted for the Government in good faith...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Bruton, spoke about jobs and so did the Tánaiste and the Minister of State with responsibility for the diaspora. The Government had to appoint a Minister of State for the di...More Button

Other Ministers and backbenchers might be talking confidence in the Taoiseach today but they are talking otherwise outside here and in the constituencies and they are saying they are voting again...More Button

I say to the Taoiseach that he has some neck to table a motion of confidence in himself because he cannot have confidence. I ask him to look in the mirror to see the failure he has been, to see ...More Button

What about the gang of five? I thought Deputy Connaughton was in the gang of five.More Button

We are comatose.More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Hear, hear.More Button

Madness.More Button

Dé hAoine.More Button

That has nothing to do with it.More Button

The Minister's legacy.More Button

Nonsense.More Button

On a point of order-----More Button

On a point of order-----More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

I wish to ask the Taoiseach about two pieces of legislation, one of which is in view of the fact that EirGrid has now called for a proper public consultation. When will the heads of the EirGrid Bi...More Button

In view of what I said earlier today about people being hounded by NAMA, when will the Central Bank consolidation Bill be introduced? I spoke about the destruction of a family in Tipperary where...More Button

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

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the funding mechanisms she is considering to support and maintain built heritage in 2015; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Crime Prevention

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: her views on the proposed redundancy of the national co-ordinator of the community crime prevention programme; the efforts her Department is making to resolve the financial difficulties faced by th...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will seek an immediate EU derogation for Tipperary County Council to begin to realign a series of dangerous bends on the R-498 Nenagh-Thurles road at Latteragh, County Tipperary; the steps hi...More Button