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Fleming, Sean

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Estimates for Public Services 2013 (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this debate. I will deal specifically with some of the points made by the Minister. We are opposing these Estimates. The Minister announced yesterday o...More Button

It was. I would have no problem discussing the overall view. I am objecting to the manner in which the Minister has embedded each line of the rejected Croke Park II deal in the Estimates since th...More Button

I want to deal with the issue of shared services because it reflects the absolute incompetence of the Minister and his Department. The Minister has said he wants to get this Vote through today in ...More Button

Such a person would be run out the door and told it was no way to run his or her business. This should have been planned weeks and months ahead. The Minister's statement that his Department canno...More Button

The Minister knows that the National Treasury Management Agency is sitting on €30 billion in cash all the while.More Button

I am not saying it should be used. I am mentioning it in the context of the Minister's statements that we are about to run out of money. That is a nonsense statement for anybody to make when ther...More Button

Public Sector Pay and Conditions: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to conclude this debate. I will start by reiterating what is contained in the motion. It recognises the huge sacrifices made by public sector employees and pensioners in...More Button

The Taoiseach said again today that there is no guarantee of job security if there is no new deal, which is not helping the process. However, I remind him that there is a guarantee. Croke Park ...More Button

Yesterday, the Government asked Mr. Kieran Mulvey, the chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission, to contact all parties to see if it is possible to come back with some proposals. The G...More Button

Half an hour after the Taoiseach said that, Government Deputies voted through the start of the 2013 Estimates which included the Croke Park II pay deal adjustments that were negotiated by the LRC...More Button

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has complicated matters by confirming since the deal was rejected that there will be permanent changes affecting the pay and hours of work of staff at...More Button

Fairness is the key. The motion calls for three simple steps: immediate engagement by the Government with public sector employees with a view to securing a balanced agreement that could secure w...More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 9.20 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 25 April 2013.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if any of her Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide the month by month profile for her Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if any of her Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide the month by month profile for her Department's 2013 capital expendiuture;; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if any of his Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if any of her Department’s 2012 capital expenditure allocation was used for current expenditure purposes last year, the amount used for this purpose; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will provide the month by month profile for his Department's 2013 capital expendiuture; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when an application for a Student Universal Support Ireland grant will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Agencies

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if the Craft Council, which is under the auspices of his Department will be recognised as a cultural body in order to enable craft workers to be included under legislation governing the Arts Counci...More Button

Arts Promotion

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if he will consider a proposal to allow the Arts Council to register and recognise craft workers along the lines of people working in the Arts Council; if she will outline the role of the county ar...More Button

Inter-Country Adoptions

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: under the standardised framework for intercountry adoption assessments her understanding of the assessment process in relation to prospective adoptive parents in relation to their body mass index r...More Button

Prescription Charges

Asked the Minister for Health: if prescription charges apply to persons with long term illness cards; if prescription charges apply to persons with medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button