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Ó Snodaigh, Aengus

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Partnership (Continued)

A Cheann Comhairle-----More Button

I am not going to have a debate. I refer the Ceann Comhairle again to Standing Order 59. It states that if a Member-----More Button

If a Member highlights an issue at the time when the remark is being made, it is in the Ceann Comhairle's gift at that stage.More Button

At the time the request was being made the Ceann Comhairle was shutting down our leader and telling him to sit down and be quiet and whatever.More Button

He was highlighting that a remark had been made and the Ceann Comhairle was not taking it on board at the time.More Button

That was following the procedure. If you had allowed the Member to put his point at the time-----More Button

We will accept that but that is after the fact. If the Ceann Comhairle had listened at the time it could have been dealt with at that stage.More Button

They have not been defamed.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I dtús báire, ba mhaith liom a leagan amach go bhfuil Sinn Féin go huile agus go hiomlán i gcoinne an Bhille Leasa Shóisialaigh seo. Ba mhaith liom an deis seo a ghlacadh comhghairdeas a dhéanamh ...More Button

They have been explaining the full effects not only of the cut to the respite grant but also all of the other social welfare cuts and changes that will affect their lives by reducing the little amo...More Button

They are not the only cases where there was depression and despair and where I had to comment that they needed help other than a few words from myself.More Button

I will deal with the many specifics of the Bill on Committee Stage, although the time allocated to Committee Stage is also quite restricted. I call on all Members to pause and reflect on those q...More Button

Despite contrary promises, the Bill cuts core social welfare payments and rates. It cuts the respite care grant, child benefit and jobseeker's benefit, which are all core social welfare rates. ...More Button

As I said, I listened here to the Fianna Fáil Members, who have been trying to put out the message of their opposition to these cuts. We need to look at their record also, and I know the Ministe...More Button

Speaking of that, only last week in this Chamber, the Minister showed how much she was in denial of reality when she said she was not aware of the wide-scale and widespread practice of under-the-...More Button

I want to examine the combined record of the Fianna Fáil Government and this Government over recent years.More Button

We will get to that again. You should listen to your record for a moment, Deputy O'Dea.More Button

Fianna Fáil cut the weekly working age payment rates twice. Fianna Fáil abolished the Christmas bonus.More Button

Fianna Fáil cut child benefit across the board. However, it is the current Government which cut child benefit for later children and abolished the grants for multiple births that were payable at b...More Button

Labour and Fine Gael cut the redundancy rebate for employers, which is one of the scandalous cuts.More Button

The fact a Labour and Fine Gael Government cut the redundancy rebate for employers from 60% to 15% is scandalous. Who did this affect? It affected employers but it also affected those people who ...More Button

In 2009, Fianna Fáil cut rent supplement by 8% and reduced the maximum rent caps. In budget 2012, the Minister cut the supplement further and she also abolished the concurrent payments so lone p...More Button

Having said all that, I welcome Deputy O'Dea's conversion to supporting the low paid and the most vulnerable in our society.More Button

Thank God, you will never be in government again if you keep up your attitude of being two-faced in this Chamber and outside.More Button

Lig dom ar dtús------More Button

I heard Deputy O'Dea describing his visit to a dictionary not so long ago. I wish he would visit it and see what "hypocrite" means.More Button

I will address it. Ba mhaith liom filleadh arís ar an mBille. Níl aon dabht ar bith orm-----More Button

Tá mé chun déileáil leis an mBille seachas an mbladaráil atá ag teacht as béal an Teachta.More Button

Ná bíodh dabht ar bith ar éinne sa Dáil faoi cad go díreach a bheidh i gceist má chaitheann siad vóta i bhfábhar an Bhille seo. Déanfaidh an Rialtas cinnte de go mbeidh cáin ar liúntas máithreacha...More Button

This is one of the lowest and meanest budgets and this Bill is draconian in all its provisions. How out of touch with reality the Minister is in this regard. I believe she has an opportunity to...More Button

The Minister said in her speech: "While I understand the disquiet felt by those affected by the measures in this Bill, it is also fair to point to the large numbers of social welfare recipients w...More Button

It was only some weeks ago that Ministers were out campaigning for a "Yes" vote in the referendum on children's rights, a proposal I supported. The Government promised that children would be defen...More Button

Prisoner Releases

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to place on a statutory footing, clear and transparent criteria for release of prisoners through remission, temporary release and parole, as well as provision of the disclosure of reasons...More Button

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to introduce a single piece of legislation dealing with the matters of remission, temporary release and parole law; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

National Lottery Funding Applications

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: the reason a project (details supplied) in Dublin 8 was informed by the county enterprise board that they do not qualify for funding from the National Lottery in respect of their restoration project.More Button

Garda Vetting of Personnel

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the reason for the delay in having Garda vetting clearance issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12.More Button