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McGrath, Mattie

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions

After the fact.More Button

They will be appointing consultants.More Button

The Taoiseach's party was not too bad itself.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

There will be more of them.More Button

Hear, hear.More Button

It has been eight days since the Supreme Court handed down a judgment on the events leading up to the children's rights referendum involving misappropriation of funds and other issues. The Taoisea...More Button

This relates to the children's rights referendum Bill.More Button

It is a Supreme Court decision. The Taoiseach did not know about it when he spoke on radio as he referred to a High Court matter.More Button

It relates to the children's referendum Bill. The Government used €1.1 million.More Button

That is not right. That is a cop-out.More Button

Eight days have now passed.More Button

It is Christmas and I want to be nice but the Taoiseach should also be nice or fair.More Button

Care Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I will take it.More Button

I am delighted to be able to speak on tonight's motion and I compliment Deputy Halligan on tabling it and the Technical Group on supporting it. I am slightly concerned about Deputy Ross and the se...More Button

It is not me for to lecture Deputy Áine Collins and the Ministers of State, Deputies McGinley and Perry or anything else. The carers are a special group who work 24 hours a day and seven days a ...More Button

The real carers are in the home and caring for the people such as the person Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan mentioned. Goodness knows, any one of us could be one of those soldiers any time soon and...More Button

The Government has also cut the home help so that people are getting half an hour instead of an hour and a half. The home-helper would not have the key turned in the front door to come in before...More Button

Last year the Government rowed back on the decision on the DEIS schools which involved a larger amount of money. I appeal to the Government to find the €26 million elsewhere, because it can be d...More Button

There is something morally wrong and corrupt with the system when we penalise these people and let off the people who should be taxed. The Department will claim it cannot do a means test for chi...More Button

Fine Gael wanted more then.More Button

Closing down businesses.More Button

An insult.More Button

Schools Building Projects Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the assistance that will be given to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary who has a grant shortfall of €24,000 for a new extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Schools Refurbishment

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the assistance given to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary which will no longer be in a position to meet loan repayments following the removal of the minor works grant and other cuts i...More Button

Student Support Schemes Issues

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the supports that will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who has submitted an application under the disability access route to education; and if he will make a st...More Button