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Hannigan, Dominic

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

The Tánaiste attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels last Monday and the Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Donohoe, attended the General Affairs Coun...More Button

Tax Credits

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way the change to civil partnership legislation has affected cohabiting couples who are seeking to share tax credits when one is working and the other is not; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

School Patronage

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the progress made by the Catholic management in the 23 primary schools where parents voted in 2013 to change the patronage of the school and to divest control from the Catholic Church;...More Button

National Lottery Licence Sale

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the amount his Department spent on external advisers and consultants in relation to the competition for the national lottery licence; the number of consultants hired; the hourly rate; the number of...More Button

Corporate Governance

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will be enhancing the powers of the Director of Corporate Enforcement to ensure a more successful prosecution of white-collar crimes and provide more dissuasive sanctions; and if he will make...More Button

Political Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will, in view of the findings of the recently-published EU anti-corruption report, act on the recommendations for Ireland, including placing an overall limit on the amount a person may give t...More Button

Planning Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his response to the recently published EU anti-corruption report; if he intends to act on the recommendations for Ireland, which include ensuring that planning enforcement powers are vested in an i...More Button

Crime Levels

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the reason, as noted by the EU anti-corruption report, the number of convictions for white-collar crime in Ireland has fallen from 579 in 2003 to 178 in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Charities Regulation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the estimated cost of the new charities regulator and when he or she is likely to be appointed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Agrifood Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the progress made to date on joint agricultural development and agribusiness investments in Ethiopia and Ireland; the other opportunities being explored for agribusiness in Africa; and if he will m...More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the progress made during the trade visit to Nigeria on agribusiness potential, in view of the fact that some of the fastest growing states in the world are in Africa; and if he will make a statemen...More Button