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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Prison Visiting Committees Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if his attention has been drawn to the disparities between the Inspector of Prisons' report on St. Patrick's Institution, Dublin and the Visiting Committee Report of 2010; the location at which it ...More Button

Prison Visiting Committees Expenditure (Continued)

The positive message from the Minister's reply is that he acknowledges what other reports, including the Whitaker report and the reports of the Ombudsman for Children, prison chaplains and the Jesu...More Button

I represent Dublin Central and we know about the revolving door syndrome and the incidence of repeat offences. We should be all on the same wavelength in encouraging rehabilitation and ensuring co...More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I have no doubt that people were very generous when the Society of St. Vincent de Paul held a collection in every parish throughout Dublin last weekend. Some weeks ago I visited the Capuchin day c...More Button

This is why equality-proofing of budgets is vital. An effective social impact analysis of each spending measure and reduction should be undertaken as a matter of course. This would give an accu...More Button

People with disabilities, whether mental, physical or both, and their carers have enough stresses in their lives and must support a higher cost of living, yet they are being subjected to a reduct...More Button

On the increased powers for recovering overpayments, it is clear that nobody supports fraud. However, a weekly payment must not be allowed to fall below what is appropriate and necessary for a b...More Button

The north inner city training centre is a special place which offers great opportunities for training and education. There must be positive discrimination for lone parents, of whom we have a hig...More Button

Everything that we predicted would happen has happened in terms of Dublin City Council's decision to privatise waste collection in its area. We are seeing the introduction of new charges. This ...More Button

I conclude by pointing out that yesterday was World Human Rights Day. There is little evidence in this budget of any respect for the human rights of people on low to middle incomes, the unemploy...More Button

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

I do not believe anyone comes into the political arena to cause hardship and suffering, particularly to those at the lower end of the socio-economic scale or people with disabilities. The optimist...More Button

The decisions to be made come down to choices. There are always choices, but some of the alternatives receive no airing or recognition. It was very disappointing to hear that organisations such...More Button

I acknowledge one positive aspect of the budget, namely, the role played by the Minister of State, Deputy Alex White, in keeping the budget figure for the drugs task forces at 3%. I know there a...More Button

Overseas Development Aid Oversight

Asked the Minister for Finance: in view of the visit by the chair of the Committee of Public Accounts to investigate corruption in African countries and in view of the U.K. Public Accounts Committee calling multi-national corpora...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: if he is committed to having the publication of the standards and new system of Inspection of Private and Voluntary Intellectual Disability Services published by January 2013; if he will ensure tha...More Button