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Burton, Joan

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


European Investment Bank

The last few minutes have felt like a form of intellectual water-boarding. Some people know a lot more about that than the rest of us.More Button

This question is on the situation regarding capital investment and the European Investment Bank's capacity to genuinely assist Ireland as opposed to just talk about it.More Button

I thank the Minister for that reply. When senior European office holders speak, they often refer to the European project. If there is one thing which will kill Europe, it is the startling failure...More Button

The Minister should not let Oliver Callan hear that.More Button

Again, I thank the Minister for his response. We have urgent requirements. Everyone agrees about housing. The critical issue having regard to housing development in this country is that it lacks...More Button

Infrastructure and Capital Investment Programme

The Minister could just continue to tell us about how he plans to increase off-balance sheet capital investment. In particular, will he identify some of the mechanisms he proposes to use? Is it s...More Button

To continue the point on housing and the infrastructure required for it, I could bring the Minister to an area he knows well in my constituency, Hansfield in Ongar. Over the past ten years, planni...More Button

I hear the voice of departmental officials stating what we got wrong the last time was excessive cost increases and prices that ran out of control. With the establishment of the Department of Publ...More Button