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Calleary, Dara

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Some €300 million.More Button

What about Croke Park I?More Button

As distinct from the Taoiseach.More Button

Public Sector Pay and Conditions: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

I thank Deputy Sean Fleming for putting forward the motion to allow us to discuss this issue this evening. I suspect that I have more sympathy for the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform an...More Button

In spite of that and the lack of trust between the public service unions and the Government that followed those cuts, we managed to proceed with and get agreement on the Croke Park agreement whic...More Button

People have taken very tough hits in the service. There is now an even greater breakdown of communication than had been the case in 2010 after two pay cuts. There seems to be a complete gulf in...More Button

The Government sat back. It was not as passionate about supporting the agreement as the other side was about opposing it. Deputy Kitt spoke about how an equality analysis was carried out. Ther...More Button

One then had the pot for those unions that stayed in and other difficulties. On one weekend at the beginning of October, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform was saying one thing and a...More Button

If the Government reflects on what happened in those few weeks, it will note that this was when much of the damage to the agreement occurred. It fails the fairness test because of the dependence o...More Button

The inception of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was welcome. I supported its establishment and had envisaged such a Department in October 2010. Public sector reform is essentia...More Button

Workers such as teachers, gardaí, nurses and health care professionals in hospitals are the people on the ground and have ideas about reform. They are the ones who can point to the waste of reso...More Button

It is very important that Mr. Kieran Mulvey is given the space to get on with his job. The LRC is an excellent organisation and Mr. Mulvey has given very significant service to the State. I hav...More Button

The Government needs to change its use of language. Those earning less than €65,000 are not protected from cuts. I refer to those whose income is predominantly made up of overtime or premium pa...More Button

It is because we did it that the Minister of State, Deputy Brian Hayes, is on that side of the House.More Button

Unemployment Levels

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the way the Action Plan on Jobs 2013 will tackle the problem of underemployment; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button