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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]

One of the features of this Government has been its habit of redefining language. As words no longer have their intended meaning, people must listen and reinterpret them. Nowhere can this be seen...More Button

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

Home help hours have been cut to the point at which the service has become robotic. How is a vulnerable person who cannot even get out of bed supposed to go to the shops? Ambulance services, the ...More Button

Often, the cut to home help hours does not make sense in a cost-benefit analysis. According to the Centre for Independent Living, CIL, which protested outside Leinster House's gates in August du...More Button

The cuts to domiciliary care payments started in 2009, predating this Government. However, they have continued. Even children with conditions that will not improve are subject to reviews, which...More Button

I know of a couple of cases. For example, I have been following a case of a parent who is seeking occupational therapy for a child with autism. The parent was told that the child could not rece...More Button

The ambulance service has been scaled back considerably. I have seen this happen in my area. Transport may only be provided if, in the clinician's view, the patient would be unable to make the ...More Button

Budget Statement 2013 (Continued)

The focus of attention by media and individuals will be on the detail of the budget and how it will impact on people. However, to understand why cuts and increased taxes are being imposed we need ...More Button

Both Government parties promised to renegotiate the debt and free up money for a stimulus. We were going to get a strategic investment that was to create tens of thousands of jobs.More Button

If I remember rightly, the target was 100,000 jobs. There are jobs initiatives in this budget which are welcome but they will have a tiny impact on the level of unemployment. The reduction of thr...More Button

In its manifesto, Fine Gael told us that it was not going to impose a property tax because it would impose a tax on people who are income poor and asset rich, mainly elderly people. It spoke abo...More Button

There is a trend here that we saw before. It seems that this will be a slush fund for the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to shore up a dysfunctional local government system th...More Button

The silo-by-silo based approach to the budget ignores the cumulative effect of its impact. This includes the imposition of a property tax, cuts to child benefit, increases in the cost of solid f...More Button

I welcome the vouching system for political expenses which should have gone further. Had the leader's allowance provided to Independents been at the level it is now and the other allowances redu...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 5: Excise (Continued)

I too want to record that I would rather have voted for Financial Resolution No. 1 than Financial Resolution No. 2, despite Deputy Stagg's desire that I might vote in favour of Financial Resolution...More Button

This has been a successful strategy in terms of the choices people make. It was positive from an environmental point of view also. Essentially, this is being changed because it has been successfu...More Button

Something that is noticeable in any car park - I am prone to noticing this - is the number of cars that predate 2008, because people have not been in a position to upgrade. There are fewer cars ...More Button

Parking Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he intends to make provision to allow for the partial review of local authority parking bye-laws; if such an arrangement is possible under the Local Government Act of 2001 either in respect of t...More Button