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Twomey, Liam

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I have great time for some Fianna Fáil Members but they warrant a good psychological evaluation because of the way they can come into the House and speak as if they personally had nothing to do wit...More Button

I will ask the Minister to waste no time in examining the report of the advisory group on tax and social welfare and considering how to deal with the issue of child benefit. We pay out more than...More Button

Fine Gael and Labour Party members of the Government will protect children, patients, students and all vulnerable citizens. It will not be left to the flip-floppers in Fianna Fáil. They flip-fl...More Button

On the issue of the respite grant, it is important that we are realistic about what is actually happening. Some 52,000 carers are in receipt of carer's allowance and other social welfare support...More Button

That is why we have made such a significant commitment to them. During this time of severe austerity, inflicted on us by Fianna Fáil, the Government is doing its level best to protect the 52,000 c...More Button

Will Deputy Martin, the ultimate flip-flopper, ever apologise to the people for what he has done? It is amazing how he is able to re-invent himself. The Government is on the right track but we ...More Button

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

I call the Taoiseach who I understand is sharing time with the Tánaiste, Deputy Eamon Gilmore; Deputy Paschal Donohoe; and the Ministers of State, Deputies Brian Hayes and Alex White. Is that corr...More Button

Please, let the Tánaiste continue.More Button

Please, Deputies.More Button

Deputy Pearse Doherty, please sit down.More Button

Order, please.More Button

Can I ask all Deputies to show respect? Deputy Byrne and Deputy Ferris, please.More Button

Deputy Ferris and Deputy Byrne, please show some respect to each other, if not to the House, and let the speakers make their speeches properly. Deputy Paschal Donohoe has three minutes.More Button

No interruptions, please. Deputy Brian Hayes.More Button

Minister, please.More Button

I call the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy Alex White. There are only three minutes left in the slot.More Button

The next speaker is Deputy Mary Lou McDonald, who I understand is sharing time with Deputies O'Brien, Tóibín and Stanley. Deputy McDonald has ten minutes, Deputies O'Brien and Tóibín have five min...More Button