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McGrath, Michael

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Credit Union Bill 2012: From the Seanad (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for his comments on the amendments. I would like to ask an overarching question about the spirit of the Committee Stage debate on the Bill. We need to go through a l...More Button

That is not my mobile phone.More Button

My essential question relates to the application to credit unions of the existing body of Central Bank legislation. Is it made clear in the broad thrust of the amendments being introduced that onl...More Button

Take it while it lasts.More Button

  Seanad amendment agreed to.More Button

Seanad amendment No. 6:More Button

With regard to the independent review which the Central Bank may require to be conducted in respect of a credit union, who is it envisaged would carry out such an independent review, what would be ...More Button

I concur with the sentiments of previous speakers. This amendment is to be welcomed. It is satisfactory and gives explicit recognition to the possibility of credit unions investing in projects of...More Button

I welcome the amendments which represent progress and improve the Bill. I welcome, in particular, the amendment dealing with directors who find themselves in arrears. An amendment was necessary i...More Button

This is reasonable. The Minister for Finance, Deputy Michael Noonan, made the point a number of times that he wanted to retain the principle of rotation. He has given some ground on the issue of ...More Button

Who knows where any of us will be in January 2025? There will be a number of Governments between now and then and this issue can be kept under review. I am satisfied with the amendments and thank...More Button

Single Payment Scheme Payments

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the reason he imposed a cut of 22% on the sheep grassland payment which is having a negative impact on low income sheep farmers, many farming in marginal land areas; and if he will make a statement...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the amount of money allocated to his Department in 2012; the amount spent up to 30 November 2012; the amount profiled for expenditure by that date; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button