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Ó Snodaigh, Aengus

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

Deputy Murphy wishes to make a point of order.More Button

Deputy Murphy made a valid point and the Minister is not addressing it.More Button

She is not speaking on the amendment. Does the Acting Chairman even know which amendment we are dealing with?More Button

That is what we are supposed to be dealing with, but the Minister is not addressing the issue.More Button

Agreed.More Button

On a point of order -----More Button

On a point of order, the Acting Chair made a comment regarding the use of time in this House. That is not his role. If he was sitting in the benches opposite it would be appropriate but as Chair ...More Button

Do not give her the opportunity.More Button

I can discuss those amendments when discussing the section, but I will be brief. It is a pity, as Deputy O'Dea mentioned last night, that the rules of the House do not allow us to put practical pr...More Button

This concerns the definition section. The ruling makes it difficult for us to do our job. While part of our proposals might involve a charge, there is a benefit and saving included. I will not l...More Button

This arises from legislation passed in 1997, which provided that the number of contributions required to qualify for pension was to double from 260 to 520. Budget 2012 gave effect to that and the ...More Button

This measure seems to affect women in particular. It seems the legislation overlooked some small categories of contributions and since April, some 540 people managed to qualify for the pension w...More Button

No.More Button

We were waiting for the Chair to give us an opportunity to do so.More Button

This is the most odious section of this short Bill which will have far-reaching consequences. It proposes a reduction from €1,700 to €1,375 in the annual respite care grant. I had intended to mak...More Button

Will the Minister reinstate the respite care grant?More Button

She should speak to the topic we are discussing.More Button

Jobseeker's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8, who is awaiting a decision on their jobseeker's appeal, has been informed that they have to leave their college course or the community welfare o...More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a person (details supplied) has been refused jobseeker's allowance.More Button

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a person (details supplied) has had two appeals for jobseeker's allowance refused.More Button