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Murphy, Catherine

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Nomination of Taoiseach (Resumed) (Continued)

I am seeking to share time with Deputies Shortall, Eamon Ryan and Healy.More Button

In the first instance, I wish to be associated with the remarks of Deputy Boyd Barrett on the terrible tragedy that is unfolding in London today as we sit here. Today is a very important day for I...More Button

Just because someone comes from a diverse background does not mean that he or she has empathy with others of similarly diverse backgrounds. It is important that note is taken of that. It was ev...More Button

Diversity comes in a whole lot of different packages, but privilege is one of those diversities that Deputy Varadkar could not say he has not enjoyed. That has helped him to overcome the diversi...More Button

I am very short on time so I will skip to saying something slightly different. Today we will have approximately 58 people of 158 people electing Deputy Varadkar as Taoiseach. In fact, he will r...More Button

Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government (Continued)

I seek to share time with Deputies Róisín Shortall, Eamon Ryan and Seamus Healy.More Button

I read with interest the manifesto of the new Taoiseach, particularly where he described Fine Gael as a compassionate party that was committed to open rather than closed politics. He used the fore...More Button

Politics and governing must be about an ethical enterprise.More Button

One cannot ask people to have faith and trust in anything less. The programme for a partnership Government talks of greater openness, improved accountability and delivery of more effective public ...More Button