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Stanley, Brian

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

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Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

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

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Palestine: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on this important motion. I also welcome the signals from the Government that it will accept it. It will be truly historic if the House unanimously passes this ...More Button

The people of Palestine have suffered many injustices, including war crimes by Israel and the denial of the most basic human rights of water, land and dignity. We all stood by and watched in sho...More Button

Since the 1948 UN resolution which denied the Palestinians their state and the right to exist as a people, they have suffered humiliation, poverty and terror the hands of Israel. Much of the so-...More Button

In 2012 the State upgraded the status of Palestine, and has given it some diplomatic status and a mission here. On foot of tonight's motion, if passed, we urge that this be moved to full diploma...More Button

Successive Irish Governments have long supported the concept of a sovereign Palestinian state, based on the two nations solution. The next logical step is to give full recognition to the state o...More Button

Recently, the Seanad passed a motion to recognise the state of Palestine, which was a very progressive move. We can do the same. At present we are clearly out of step by not giving full recogni...More Button

I welcome the signals from the Government that it will support the motion. It is historic. We must move to the next step quickly, and actively lobby for a two-state solution on the basis of the...More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Committee Stage (Continued)

I am disappointed that the amendment I tabled, amendment No. 2, was ruled out of order. There is considerable concern out there about the possible intentions of the Government or a future Governme...More Button

There is an amendment here from Deputy Naughten in relation to the word "shall". According to the proposal of the Minister, it would require a resolution of the Dáil to hold a plebiscite, but al...More Button

I am also disappointed that we simply get a message of six or seven words stating "The following amendments have been ruled out of order". We do not get any explanation as to why that happens. ...More Button

I also support Deputy Catherine Murphy's amendment. While it is not the one that I would favour as my first choice, as I stated, I would favour a constitutional amendment to put the decision int...More Button

In reading the Bill and studying how these amendments are being handled, my worst fears are being deepened. I am very concerned about the Bill that has been introduced. There will be a number o...More Button

I am disappointed about the way this has been handled. I support the amendments to which I referred, which try to make the best of a bad situation, but I am extremely disappointed that the Sinn ...More Button

School Transport Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when the special transport grant will be approved in respect of a person (detail supplied) in County Laois to enable them to attend the closest school to them that accepts them.More Button

School Accommodation

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if she will facilitate the relocation of a school (details supplied) in County Laois. More Button

Tenant Purchase Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when the new tenant purchase scheme for local authority tenants will be introduced.More Button