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Ellis, Dessie

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

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Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

In a real republic, one that honours the commitments of those who brought this State into being through their sacrifice and struggle, equality would be the watch-word of any Government of the peopl...More Button

The Government has been far from the equality-driven Administration I described. In nearly every instance it seems to have taken the opportunity to take from those who can least absorb a cut, to...More Button

This Bill proposes to make equality budgeting a legislative requirement. Equality-proofing a budget or policy would mean that each Minister would have to approach his or her brief and budget wit...More Button

The Bill proposes to amend the existing legislation, which was a positive step when introduced but is relatively passive and toothless. While setting out to protect some sections of society, it ...More Button

One of the groups the original Act protects is the Traveller community. However, we do not have to look too hard to find that this group has not benefited greatly from the current legislative pr...More Button

Another situation in which the Government has moved with no consideration for the wider impact on society is its attack on the livelihoods of taxi drivers, particularly those who were at one time...More Button

Government Members will claim that Sinn Féin is not being real about the finances of the State. I propose that those who believe they will build an economy and maintain a society based on cuts to ...More Button

Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Institutes of Technology Issues

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that guidance counsellors in many schools are reporting that up to 70% of their case load is now taken up by pastoral care and counselling with higher in...More Button

Special Educational Needs Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will respond to the claims that the reduction in the number of school guidance counsellors reflects his lack of understanding of the important role they perform in schools and that he is also...More Button