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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

What about child benefit?More Button

The Government pays all the private schools to the tune of €100 million.More Button

The Government is bailing out the private schools.More Button

Deputy Durkan should remember the €100 million.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

That is why we are second in the opinion polls.More Button

We are on 21%.More Button

Funding of Disability Services: Motion [Private Members]

Hear, hear.More Button

Funding of Disability Services: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The question is whether she can deliver.More Button

I wish to share time with Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan.More Button

I thank the Acting Chairman for the opportunity to speak on this important motion on disabilities and the urgent need to protect front-line services to all people with an intellectual and physical ...More Button

I also speak tonight as a parent of a daughter with an intellectual disability who is a service user. It annoys me and many families that we have to fight each time for services. People in powe...More Button

It maddens me when I hear some politicians or Ministers saying it is only a 3% or 6% cut - that it could have been worse. What planet are they on, and do they realise that, for example, in the S...More Button

Many other groups such as Prosper Fingal are also facing huge problems if the cuts are implemented. At Prosper Fingal in Swords there is considerable uncertainty at present about funding. In th...More Button

Ministerial Adviser Appointments

Asked the Taoiseach: the total number of Government special advisers employed in his Department; the total cost of employing these advisers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vehicle Registration Issues

Asked the Minister for Finance: if superstition is part of the Government economic policy in relation to the new car registration for 2013 and the term unlucky 13.More Button

Bullying in the Workplace

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the options or advice for workers who are being bullied in their employment and where management do not act.More Button

Social Welfare Code Issues

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if there is any scheme, supports or advice for unemployed taxi drivers, particularly those who got out of the business due to penalty points.More Button

Coroners Service

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if there is enough in the Coroner’s Act to deal with the death of a person (details supplied) and if this legislation needs updating; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Defence Forces Reorganisation

Asked the Minister for Defence: if the changes to the Reserve Defence Forces is causing major hardship particularly now with having to travel to Athlone from Dublin. More Button

Vaccination Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding narcolepsy.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) and if he will respond to the issues highlighted More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason six cystic fibrosis patients were sent home from St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, on 26 November 2012. More Button

Medical Card Drugs

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5.More Button

Penalty Point System

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if there is any procedure to assist taxi drivers who have accumulated 12 penalty points due to 30km signs around Dublin and who now could lose their job. More Button