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Howlin, Brendan

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

As somebody who worked very closely with the Taoiseach over five years, I can truly say that his responses to date on this matter are entirely inadequate. The facts need repeating, although they h...More Button

If that was not bad enough, there were 1 million wrongly recorded breath tests, the data of which informed our entire policing and road traffic policies over the years but were based on falsehoods....More Button

I listened carefully to the Taoiseach's response. He said we are going to have another in-depth root and branch review of An Garda Síochána. That was the response of the Independent Alliance to...More Button

We have a Garda authority. I agree with the Taoiseach profoundly on this. Let us have political consensus to have fundamental reform implemented now. Is it good that nobody takes accountabilit...More Button

They were false.More Button

The facts I set out at the beginning and which others have mentioned are not in dispute.More Button

We do not need anybody to tell us that there were 1 million false breath tests were recorded or that there were 14,700 false convictions. They are facts and somebody must be accountable for those ...More Button

As regards the notion that we will have another review, the Garda Inspectorate has published a series of very good reports. Almost 2,000 specific recommendations have been set out. Is it not no...More Button

Yes.More Button

A difference of 100%.More Button

Whether it was a cock-up or malice, somebody is accountable.More Button

It is not strong enough.More Button

Next year.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The Taoiseach informed the House earlier that the Tánaiste gave a detailed briefing - his words - to the Cabinet on these matters but the Tánaiste is constitutionally responsible to this House on t...More Button

It is not the way to deal with it. I ask that the seriousness of this matter would be recognised with a proper set of statements, and allowing for questions and answers. I ask the Taoiseach to re...More Button

That is not fair to the Ceann Comhairle.More Button

She gave a full briefing to the Cabinet.More Button

When?More Button

That is fine.More Button

Subject to further amendments.More Button

Constitutional Convention Recommendations

Asked the Taoiseach: his plans to hold referendums that arise from the outstanding recommendations of the Constitutional Convention.More Button

Taoiseach's Meetings and Engagements

Asked the Taoiseach: when the Cabinet committee on Brexit will next meet.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to extend the limited number of places in the Central Mental Hospital which are currently available to the Irish Prison Service for persons in custody who require residential mental healt...More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide sufficient funds to ensure that adequate home care package hours will be provided to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button