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Martin, Micheál

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3

Leaders’ Questions

There is deep concern about the eurozone crisis almost on a daily basis, given recent events. There are significant concerns about Greece and its political uncertainty, Spain and Italy, with bond ...More Button

Does the Taoiseach agree that now is the time for Europe to take radical and urgent action? It should be radical in the sense that the European Central Bank should have the mandate to support grow...More Button

The time for monitoring has passed. For the last 12 months I have been calling for many of the measures I have outlined, as have many analysts in Europe and elsewhere. That decisive action is nec...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions (Resumed) - Programmes for Government

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will detail the procedures whereby the review of the programme for Government was prepared. More Button

Asked the Taoiseach: if he will detail any recent changes he has made to the administrative arrangements which he has put in place to oversee the implementation of the programme for Government. More Button

Having listened to the Taoiseach I feel he needs to change the administrative arrangements for overseeing the implementation of the programme for Government. The Taoiseach identified three headlin...More Button

I agree with the Taoiseach that public finances have stabilised. They did not stabilise in the last year. It has not been acknowledged that the budgets of 2009, 2010 and 2011 were fundamental to ...More Button

The claim to have restored our international reputation is bogus. There has not been any substantive political or diplomatic initiative. Given the gravity of the eurozone crisis, I have long been...More Button

Much was promised in the area of jobs. In fact, too much was promised on all fronts. As a result, there has been a huge sense of betrayal and underachievement when people compare the last 12 mont...More Button

At the core of the programme for Government is a pledge to protect front line services. Clearly, this has not happened. The Taoiseach should admit that he has broken that promise. Everyone can s...More Button

This goes to the heart of what the ESRI said, that the 2012 budget was the most socially regressive of the last four or five years. For some reason the most vulnerable and least well-off have been...More Button

Does the Taoiseach accept that the Government has singularly failed in its core commitment to protect front line services and that the least well-off have suffered the most?More Button

The answer to the question on the 700 school leavers with disability is absolutely unsatisfactory. The situation has been going on for months. It is a budgetary issue. They did not get a budget ...More Button

I have seen the letters outlining that due to a lack of provision of additional funding a place will not be provided for one’s son or daughter as the case might be. It is a disgrace and it r...More Button

I put it to the Taoiseach that he needs to change the way he is overseeing the implementation of the programme for Government. The promises on health are not being delivered at all. We have had c...More Button

The Government was put together by parties who had a joint approach to unsecured bondholders. The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Varadkar, was perhaps the most celebrated when h...More Button

Has that commitment been formally abandoned?More Button

It is the nature of Question Time. It does not happen every day.More Button

Order of Business

I read yesterday that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Coveney, had spoken about the potential privatisation of Coillte. In the context of the forthcoming forestry Bill, I...More Button

I want to know when the forestry Bill, the key Bill in facilitating the sale of the trees and assets of Coillte, will be published. Does the Taoiseach envisage the publication of the heads of the ...More Button

That is what I am concerned about. Could we have some indication as to when——More Button

There is a Bill.More Button

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed).

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Written Answers - Child and Family Support Agency

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will provide a progress update on the establishment of the new Child and Family Services Agency; if she will confirm if the agency is on track to be established on 1 January 2013; and if she...More Button