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Murphy, Catherine

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

The point I was making last night was that while this provision may appear to be technical, it provides the Minister with permission to commence changes to the lone parents regime, including the wi...More Button

Where a lone parent payment is withdrawn, a parent will have to sign on and make a declaration that he or she is available for full-time employment. The parent will then be asked to take up a pl...More Button

I do not disagree with the policy change in terms of providing people with a way back to work. However, I do not believe it is possible to do this without first ensuring there are guaranteed chi...More Button

The Minister referred to the ten new offices throughout the country. While I understand these are part of a pilot scheme, ten new offices will not cut it in terms of the number of child care pla...More Button

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

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

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

The Minister is not addressing the issue raised.More Button

On a point of order, please.More Button

On a point of order, please.More Button

The Minister is not answering the point I raised.More Button

It is a point of order. She is not speaking about the issue raised.More Button

The Minister is not speaking on the amendment. She is not dealing with the issue that was raised.More Button

The Minister is not addressing the amendment.More Button

She is not dealing with the issue.More Button

There should be no favouritism in this House.More Button

That is not the point I made and the Minister knows it.More Button

What about child care?More Button

What about child care?More Button

A guarantee of affordable child care - that is all I want.More Button

The problem is child care.More Button

I do not even want an answer from the Minister.More Button

Why is the Chair stopping me?More Button

I spoke on this subject last night. The Minister opened the debate this morning by claiming that we are confusing matters. She is confusing matters. This is precisely the issue I addressed last ...More Button

The number of people now discovering that what they had hoped would be a guaranteed pension at 65 is not what they hoped for has become more obvious during this year. This measure tends to affect ...More Button

Even people who are not affected by the reduction in the respite care grant are deeply concerned by it. In fact, it has become a lightning rod for public dissatisfaction with Government policy. I...More Button

The Minister argued that the respite care grant has increased substantially in recent years. The reality, however, is that the demands on that payment have also increased. For example, the cost...More Button

I will conclude shortly because I know that colleagues are anxious to speak. I referred in this Chamber earlier in the week to a woman - a constituent of the Tánaiste - to whom I had spoken outs...More Button

The Minister is filibustering.More Button