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O'Brien, Darragh

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

Look at how Sinn Féin has done in the North. Deputy McDonald is joking.More Button

No representation in the North. Deputy McDonald ran away.More Button

Deputy McDonald ran away again.More Button

She abrogated her responsibilities.More Button

Sinn Féin did not pass one budget.More Button

Where?More Button

Sinn Féin walked away from Stormont.More Button

What has Sinn Féin done with its mandate? It walked away.More Button

Anti-Evictions Bill 2018: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

Ná déan dearmad ar Fianna Fáil.More Button

This is effectively the same Bill as was defeated back in 2017. There are elements of it-----More Button

Perhaps if we debate it on Second Stage and if-----More Button

That is fair enough.More Button

I am not a landlord but even if I were, as a Deputy I would be able to look at a Bill or proposal that comes forward on its merits. The idea that other colleagues cannot do so is somewhat unfort...More Button

I am interested in solutions. I read the Bill and I agree wholeheartedly, as we did previously, with how receivers and lenders who have taken possession of properties should be dealt with. They s...More Button

I want to pass legislation that makes a difference. We can be very simplistic about it if we wish and I believe Deputy Barry knows he is being simplistic with elements of the Bill. Every day un...More Button

I say this with all due respect to Deputy Boyd Barrett because many of us are dealing with cases such as that of Elaine, Seamus and Michael all over the country. If we pass this Bill now it will...More Button

I absolutely agree with the receivership amendment. Where homes are handed over and sold, tenants should not be affected. I do not see the reason for it. When the Minister responds he should o...More Button

My party and I have been very disappointed with the delay in publishing the residential tenancies (amendment) Bill. I hope that when it is finally published that we can move on with the elements...More Button

With all due respect to Deputy Coppinger I do not see much difference between this Bill and the one presented previously. I absolutely agree with the inclusion of receivers and lenders. The bla...More Button

Is Brexit not real?More Button

The Deputy is afraid of an election.More Button

Deputy Mattie McGrath is leading us back-----More Button

Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018: Second Stage (Continued)

I thank my colleague Deputy Troy for sharing time.More Button

I have attended briefings with the Minister's officials and I have attended the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. I have also spoken to the Minister directly on this is...More Button

I acknowledge the presence in the Visitors Gallery of many residents from communities like my own that will be affected, and who have lived beside the airport for all this time near the existing ...More Button

As my party spokesman has said, it is very important to note that the Bill requires major amendment. I am still not convinced at all that we cannot use the Irish Aviation Authority, IAA, or the ...More Button

Since my days in Fingal County Council in 2004 I have consistently supported the development of the airport, but a responsible development that makes sure the airport operates a good neighbour po...More Button

Nobody in any of the communities is saying stop and do no more. That is not what this is about. It is about a fair, open and transparent process. It is not about setting up a regulator simply ...More Button