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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

They do not trust the Government.More Button

Yes, from the Government side.More Button

What about the Government's leaflet?More Button

Who the hell is SUSI?More Button

Not to this extent.More Button

What about now?More Button

Order of Business

The Taoiseach should talk to his own backbenchers.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Will a debate be allowed with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Children on the misleading information that was given out during the referendum campaign? The Supreme Court-----More Button

I refer to the Bill. Misleading information was given out by the Government. We have an independent commission and it should be allowed-----More Button

The Ceann Comhairle did not allow a Topical Issue debate or a private notice question. Therefore, I ask-----More Button

-----whether we are to have a debate.More Button

Are we going to have a debate?More Button

I will, but the Ceann Comhairle should note I asked him for a Topical Issue debate.More Button

The Ceann Comhairle is not being fair.More Button

Deputy Kehoe should ask Michael Fingleton about his house loan.More Button

Credit Union Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to the debate on the Credit Union Bill 2012. I object to the fact that a guillotine is being imposed on the debate on the legislation. When the previous Go...More Button

There is a need for legislation to deal with the banks. Such legislation was not put in place in the past. The financial regulators were asleep on the job and subsequently went off with their r...More Button

The Minister should not throw the baby out with the bathwater. I salute the credit unions throughout the country which, in the main, are run by ordinary people on voluntary boards. The credit u...More Button

We must support the credit unions. I accept that one or two may have strayed to some degree and these should be dealt with. However, we do not need to introduce a raft of legislation to drive t...More Button

Education Funding: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I am delighted to speak on the motion. I compliment Deputy McConalogue on tabling it, although it should not have been necessary to do so. It is another fine mess the Government has got us into.More Button

I welcome the students in the Visitors Gallery, in particular a student from County Cork, Miss O'Brien. Why can we not learn anything in this country? Why do we change everything that is not br...More Button

We did the same thing with PPARS in the HSE. It cost millions to bring in this new payment system but what happened? It created a mess. It was the same with the county council tendering sectio...More Button

I told the Minister to come in to apologise to the House, which he did, but he is not half contrite enough because it is disgraceful to have students in colleges, sometimes without food or any ty...More Button

The Government wants to centralise everything, drive people into penury and put students out of college. I never had the liberty of going to third level college but I did come through the univer...More Button

Credit Union Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

   Question again proposed: "That the Bill be now read a Second Time."More Button

Building Regulations Compliance

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the consideration he has given to the views and concerns of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in relation to the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012; and if he will m...More Button

Referendum Expenditure

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the total cost to his Department of holding the Children's Referendum including a breakdown of the costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans for the proposed downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital to a district hospital; if his attention has been drawn to the devestating effect this will have for persons across the entire ...More Button