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McGrath, Finian

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Penalty Point System (Continued)

That is an awful lot of pregnancies.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I have spent a great deal of time in the past seven to ten days meeting people with disabilities and their carers to discuss their concerns regarding the budget. The legislation before us today is...More Button

The harrowing cuts to home care provision, particularly the respite care grant, will cause untold hardship for thousands of carers and must be reversed. The massive 20% reduction in the respite ...More Button

Other cuts that will have a major impact on the most vulnerable are the increase in prescription charges and the reduction in the household benefits package. The imposition of a carbon tax on so...More Button

I met a group of carers at the gates of Leinster House today, many of them exhausted. They surely have enough on their plates without having to protest in this manner.More Button

They all asked me to fight on their behalf. I, therefore, urge the Minister of State, Deputy John Perry, and the Government to listen to their needs and roll back this legislation that provides fo...More Button

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

Outrageous.More Button

I thank the Chair for giving me the opportunity to speak on the motion which expresses no confidence in the Government. I commend and thank Sinn Féin for bringing it forward because I, too, have n...More Button

Is it fair for a Government to be in breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which undertakes to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of children, by introducing a bud...More Button

  The Dáil adjourned at 10.40 p.m. until 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 12 December 2012.More Button

Foreign Conflicts

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he will raise the case of a person (details supplied) who has refused to take part in the war against the Palestinian people by refusing to serve with the Israel Defence Force.More Button

State Examinations Issues

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: his views on the issues raised in correspondence (details supplied) regarding localisation of school standards.More Button

Work Permit Applications

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding the Employment Permit Act.More Button

Clothing Imports Issues

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: his policy regarding importation of sandblasted denim; and his plans to ban the importation of same. More Button

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the position regarding an invalidity pension appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will outlaw the payment for sex to help combat the exploitation of women and sex trafficking (details supplied).More Button

Family Support Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on a submission (details supplied) regarding family resource centres.More Button

Speech and Language Therapy

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding assessment and speech therapy in respect of a person (details suppled) in Dublin 13.More Button

EU Directives

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding animal experimentation and EU DirectivesMore Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the position regarding a hospital appointment in respect of a person (details supplied).More Button