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McGrath, Mattie

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Admit it.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I compliment the Minister with regard to JobBridge, Tús and the community employment, CE, schemes. These have long provided valuable and badly-needed services for elderly and vulnerable people. I...More Button

May I have the floor please, Leas-Cheann Comhairle?More Button

I reiterate that Fine Gael has never had and never will have respect for ordinary people.More Button

Fine Gael treats them like little peasants. What else could we expect from the Minister of State who has been stung by the reaction to the budget?More Button

If Fine Gael and Labour backbenchers have any conscience, they will not pass this Bill.More Button

They should face the people rather than retreating into hiding and taking down their Facebook pages. They are running away from the people.More Button

Is that decent language? Is the Minister of State allowed to use such language?More Button

He is full of it himself so I will not ask him to withdraw it.More Button

The Minister of State is full of it himself so I will not ask him to withdraw it. I will not mention the word at all. The Minister of State cannot take the heat. If it is too hot in the kitchen,...More Button

I respect the Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Burton, who is trying to do her best for ordinary people. However, she is being bullied by Fine Gael. The Government recently introduced legis...More Button

With regard to the attack on child benefit, on families, on the respite grant and on carers-----More Button

Dún do bhéal, más é do thoil é. Carers in this country do valuable work and they expect to be supported. These frightened and vulnerable people should not have been obliged to arrive at the gates...More Button

The Government rowed back on cuts to education last year and I appeal to it to row back on this one. It is taxing the humble bag of coal and funeral hearses. The next thing it will do is tax peop...More Button

They will not get away with what they are doing. They can run but they cannot hide. Go raibh maith agat.More Button

I have a minute left. I thought my time was up.More Button

Go raibh maith agat. The carbon tax was increased in the budget and this means the cost of a bag of coal will rise by €1.50 next May. In addition, a bale of briquettes will increase by 50 cent. ...More Button

I appeal to Labour Deputies and, indeed, those in Fine Gael to search their consciences. The latter never had consciences so they are unlikely to develop them now.More Button

I appeal to those opposite to reject the Social Welfare Bill. I also appeal to the Minister to renegotiate the position and to take the money required from the rich and from those earning over €10...More Button

I notice the Minister of State is off now, ag rith as an Chamber. He can run but he cannot hide.More Button

He will be back.More Button

Teacher Training Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if the teacher refund scheme will be re-opened in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button