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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Order of Business (Continued)

The programme for Government commits to enhancing the democratic process by involving public representatives at an earlier stage in the legislative process. It also refers to the over-use of the g...More Button

The second item I wish to raise relates to a motion I tabled. I do not wish to have a situation where I and other Members must try to raise things on the Order of Business and I am sure that is ...More Button

Can time be provided? The Whips have said they will not permit that change. We are a third of the Opposition and this is not right. If we are to do our jobs, please permit us to have time to dea...More Button

I am sure it is a glitch, but it must be changed.More Button

Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

We have had some of this discussion on Committee Stage. I completely agree with the Minister of State's comments regarding the housing assistance scheme and the move to a single-tier administrativ...More Button

The Minister of State indicated that a business case will be undertaken in respect of the transferring of rent caps. The problem is that, if the money does not come across from the Department of...More Button

Local Authority Funding

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he is satisfied that funding for local Government is on a sustainable footing in view of the overall near 40% reduction in the sum allocated to the Local Government Fund in the past five years a...More Button

Rent Supplement Scheme Administration

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in advance of the transfer of the administration of the rental supplement scheme to local authorities, he has consulted with the Department of Social Protection on the issue of allowing local a...More Button

Human Rights Issues

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: if he has conveyed his position on the incidences of violence perpetrated by the police forces in Turkey, in which three persons have died and many more have been injured, to the Turkish Ambassador...More Button