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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Palestine: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

First, I acknowledge Sinn Féin's role in having this issue debated tonight. The motion is opportune because, as of now, we have 135 countries that have formally recognised the state of Palestine. ...More Button

From my own visits to the area, I must ask whether this debate is taking place too late. I say this because of the increasing encroachment of settlements in Jerusalem and on the West Bank especi...More Button

The settlements are the biggest stumbling block to a just and lasting peace and they continue. Settlement building continues. We are in the throes of discussing homelessness in this country and...More Button

The Palestinian Authority has to step up to the mark for its people. There is massive funding from the European Union and I would like to see some of it going to the wonderful Palestinian cultur...More Button

I also acknowledge the Israeli groups, including Breaking the Silence, the Refuseniks, the Rabbis for Justice, and other Israelis who agree with what we are debating. I have met Palestinians who...More Button

Personal Public Service Numbers

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if her attention has been drawn to a supermarket chain (details supplied) seeking job applicants to supply personal public service numbers before being allowed to submit a job application; if this ...More Button

Mortgage Lending

Asked the Minister for Finance: if any guidelines are in place in the new mortgage regulations for correct procedures with dealing with persons or a person who are refused mortgages because of mental health issues; in view of the...More Button

English Language Training Organisations

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: in view of the recent closure of a prominent school of English in Dublin, if she will acknowledge that there is a need for greater urgency from her Department with regard to processing accreditatio...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No.104 of 20 November 2014, his views on the specific range of care that is being offered to this treatment abroad patient from Woodleigh Hospital in the United Ki...More Button

School Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: her views on estimates that 10% to 12% of children attending Irish schools both primary and secondary schools are from an immigrant background and in many cases English is not the first language; i...More Button

Road Network

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will report on those instances nationally where two national primary routes meet or intersect at a crossroads; the special measures taken to manage traffic volumes where such intersections oc...More Button