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Calleary, Dara

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions

We all knew before 2.30 p.m. yesterday that this budget was not going to be easy. We knew the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources and his colleagues in the Government were at...More Button

Many of those who voted for Labour in 2011 are ruing their decision today. They voted on the basis of a series of promises. Clearly, the Minister and his colleagues in government have forgotten...More Button

There is no need to display Labour's shame.More Button

The Government has introduced the second regressive budget in a row. It has targeted children for major cuts in a range of areas.More Button

It has cut child benefit, taxed maternity benefit and cut the clothing and footwear allowances. What did it give in return? It gave just a few child care places.More Button

One of the most unfair cuts which will impact on 70,000 families is the cut in the respite care grant which provides significant service to families in difficult situations. These families have ...More Button

It seems this budget was framed in advance with Fine Gael going to war with Labour in order that Fine Gael could protect the elites of society in its ambition to be the Tea Party.More Button

Will the Minister confirm that all the provisions announced in yesterday's budget will be contained in the social welfare Bill when it is published next week? Or will there be changes to some of t...More Button

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The Minister did not protect families yesterday, those who need the respite grant or families on low income by charging them the same PRSI increase as those on high income.More Button

I will quote from-----More Button

-----the Minister, Deputy Rabbitte's party chairman. I am referring to the Labour Party because I know the Minister, Deputy Rabbitte, has been in many parties. The party chairman, Deputy Colm Kea...More Button

Hello. The Minister, Deputy Rabbitte, wrote the book on it.More Button

Here is Chairman Keaveney.More Button

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

The Tea Party's-----More Button

Does the Taoiseach want to discuss Roscommon hospital?More Button

What about the west of Ireland?More Button

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I welcome the chance to speak on the report of the expert group. The report was due around this time but the sequence of events means discussion of it is happening against the backdrop of the deat...More Button

I am conscious of not linking what happened in Galway with the publication of the report. The report was due to be published and we would be having this debate regardless. As a representative f...More Button

We have had a far more respectful debate generally about this report and the options presented in it than we have had for some time on the entire issue of abortion. Space has been given to those...More Button

One of my concerns is that we are having this debate on the publication of the report, the Government will come up with recommendations and then go to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and...More Button

I have absolute confidence that the Chairman, Vice Chairman and members of that committee will run the hearings in a way that will give us information in a non-partisan and neutral fashion. I ne...More Button

The notion nothing was done for 20 years is wrong. Significant efforts were made to come to a consensus. I cannot allow the record of my late friend and colleague, Brian Lenihan, to be distorte...More Button

We then had the hearings in the European Court of Human Rights and now we have the report of the expert group. I started by thinking whatever we do, we must respect maternal health. We have a s...More Button

Various claims have been made by both sides. We have had information meetings in this House in the last two days where eminent people directly contradicted each other. I listen to one person an...More Button

I ask the Government to give the committee time. We respect our committee system and we should give it the support it needs. Whatever resources the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Chil...More Button

Forestry Grants

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the position regarding a forestry grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

Turbary Rights

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Question No. 941 of 25 January 2006 if a scheme for the allotment of turbary rights proceeded; if so, the reason the owner of bog (details supplied) was not contacted; and ...More Button

Sports Capital Programme Applications

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will outline the names of the sports clubs and organisations in County Mayo which applied for the 2012 sports capital fund; the number of these organisations whose applications were deemed in...More Button