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Collins, Joan

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

I agree it is shambolic that the Government has introduced the motion of confidence to the Dáil today, knowing that all the backbenchers will march in here and vote at the appropriate time to suppo...More Button

The latest polls place Fine Gael at 19% and the Labour Party at 6%. We can compare this to the Red C poll of February 2011, when Fine Gael was at 40% and the Labour Party was at 20%. The Governme...More Button

The Taoiseach indicated he would overhaul the flawed bailout plans of the previous Government but he has done nothing of the sort and instead implemented it in full. The Government has defended ...More Button

The Labour Party is the party of broken promises. We heard of "Labour's way or Frankfurt's way" but this quickly became Fine Gael's way. There were Tesco-style advertisements indicating that "e...More Button

Before the 2011 general election, the current Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Howlin, indicated that his party was not in favour of water charges and did not believe in a flat ra...More Button

The Tánaiste indicated that trust is an essential part of public life but the Government has lost that trust. Tomorrow, on international human rights day, the people will send the message to the...More Button

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Water Services Bill 2014: Committee Stage (Continued)

The Minister has said he is listening to the people, but he has not listened to them on this issue. They want a referendum and constitutional protection to prevent the privatisation of water servi...More Button

I met the Detroit water brigade today. Its members explained how their water service had not been sold off but that every single piece of it had been privatised and contracted out to contractors...More Button

Local Authority Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that Sligo County Council has been incurring revenue deficits over the past six years and that the cumulative revenue debt now stands at €19.67 million w...More Button

Local Authority Expenditure

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if it has been brought to his attention that Sligo County Council in its budget for 2015 has included a sum of €50,000 to help fund a golf tournament; if it is the intention of his Department to pr...More Button