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Doherty, Pearse

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Equality Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to reassure those with potential equality claims that their cases will continue to be processed in an effective way by the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and by the Workpl...More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion [Private Members]

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Confidence in the Government: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

The Sinn Féin motion is simply an echo of the frustration and disillusionment felt by hundreds of thousands of ordinary people across the State. It is a reflection of the anger of ordinary people ...More Button

For almost a week now, my offices in Leinster House and Donegal have been inundated with calls from angry and upset people, not just constituents of mine but people from across the State. Some o...More Button

Budget 2013 marks the total betrayal of the election promises of this Fine Gael and Labour Government. I could give countless examples of why Members on both sides of the House should vote no co...More Button

Today I had the great privilege of talking to the carers who gathered in front of Leinster House calling for the reversal of the cut in the carer's respite grant. They are all remarkable people....More Button

While she started telling the story with the kind of humour that comes naturally to a daughter talking about caring for her mother, her eyes welled up and she broke into tears. She asked why the...More Button

This is a budget that attacks carers, the sick, older people, children and families. It is a budget that will increase financial hardship and poverty for tens of thousands of families. The cuts...More Button

During the general election campaign, the Tánaiste, Deputy Eamon Gilmore said there would be no cuts to child benefit under his watch, that this was a red line issue for the Labour Party. If any...More Button

I will now deal with the family home tax. The Government claims it is a property tax but this is not true, it is a tax on the family home. A total of 170,000 families are in serious mortgage di...More Button

These are just three reasons why the public has lost confidence in this Government. It has lost confidence because the Government made a choice to make ordinary people pay for the bad decisions,...More Button

Human Rights Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the International Labour Organisation’s Convention No. 29 (1930) and Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights requires forced labour to ...More Button

Banking Operations

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of personal and or commercial loan accounts in Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, in which he is the shareholder of 100% of the shares, were found to have been charged interest rates in ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: if the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation or its predecessor repossessed property and or appointed receivers to assets of any account holder who was charged interest rates in excess of those permitt...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of personal and or commercial loan accounts in Allied Irish Banks, in which he is the shareholder of 99.8% of the shares, including the Educational Building Society, were found to have b...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the number of personal and or commercial loan accounts in Permanent TSB, in which he is the shareholder of 99.5% of the shares, were found to have been charged interest rates in excess of those per...More Button

Public Sector Receipts

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to Parliamentary Question No. 227 of 27 November 2012, if he will provide a breakdown by Department and scheme of the expected public sector receipts from the EU budget in 2012 and 2013 of ...More Button

NAMA Court Cases

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to publication by the National Assets Management Agency of a report into the purchase of a property under its control by a former employee, if he will provide details of the two independent...More Button

Departmental Legal Case Numbers

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to a newspaper report that the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation requested a borrower to withdraw a complaint by the borrower against a company (details supplied) the reason IBRC would spec...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: further to the recent application by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in the High Court where a company (details supplied) is named as the respondent, if he will provide an outline of the appl...More Button

Housing Statistics

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will provide in tabular form the estimated number of residential properties in the State in market value bands of €50,000, that is between €0 to €50,000, between €50,000 to €100,000 and so on...More Button

Special Educational Needs Staffing

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will provide details of funding from his Department for a centre (details supplied) in County Dublin in 2009, 2010, 2011 and to date in 2012.More Button

Capital Programme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to the publication of the White Paper on 30 November 2012, if he will provide an explanation for the variance between forecast voted capital spend in 2012 of €3.411 billion compared with bu...More Button

Exploration Industry Data

Asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources: further to Parliamentary Question No. 285 of 23 October 2012, if he will provide in tabular form by year, the receipts and expenditure in respect of a company (details supplied) for each of the yea...More Button

Forestry Sector

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: if he will provide a breakdown per year for the past ten years of the amount of State forestry land sold and being sold by Coillte and its value; the amount of State forestry land removed from for...More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to reinstate the rheumatology service at Letterkenny General Hospital in County Donegal; the commitment to reinstate the service upon completion of the new medical block at the hospital; ...More Button