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Crowe, Seán

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Confidence in the Government: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

At the last general election, the people overwhelmingly rejected the policies of the Government of Fianna Fáil, the Green Party and the Progressive Democrats.More Button

My plans were not rejected at all; I actually got elected. Irrespective of that, there is a consensus among the electorate and political commentators that the last Government stayed too long in po...More Button

During the general election campaign, in 2011, the current Government parties promised to protect working families and vulnerable citizens from unfair policies and measures that would drastically...More Button

Cuts to child benefit, no matter how they are wrapped up and presented, are plainly and simply wrong. The cuts are anti-child and anti-woman and penalise large families. They will push even mor...More Button

I find it repugnant and difficult to listen to well-meaning Government Members who defend in this Chamber policies that they were elected to overturn and reject. They are actually implementing t...More Button

The reason circumstances have not changed is that the Government has failed to negotiate a deal to remove the burden of private banking debt from the shoulders of taxpayers. During the election ...More Button

One has only to walk outside Leinster House to see the change that has happened under the current Government. One can see in the doorways the number of people sleeping rough on the streets. The...More Button

The cruellest cut of all is the cut to the respite care benefit. It represents the difference between sanity and insanity for some families, as we all know. We all rightly praise the carers but...More Button

I described the position of students during the week. We are starving them out of education through the budgetary cuts and the delays associated with the SUSI programme. We need to reconsider t...More Button

Child Detention Centres

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the number of prisoners under 18 years of age who remain in St. Patrick’s Institution; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button