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Adams, Gerry

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Business of Dáil (Continued)

Ba mhaith liom cead a fháil caint faoi ghnó na Dála i ndiaidh an chúpla focal atá le rá agam faoin timpiste i dTír Chonaill. Go raibh míle maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle, as ucht seans a thabhairt...More Button

On behalf of Sinn Féin, I want to extend our sympathy and solidarity to the McGrotty and Daniels families on the tragic loss of Seán, Mark, Evan, Ruth and Jodie Lee, who so tragically lost their ...More Button

I also want to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of those killed and injured in Brussels this morning. I am sure all of us in the Dáil condemn these horrendous attack...More Button

Mar a dúirt mé, ba mhaith liom seans eile a fháil chun caint faoi ghnó na Dála. An labharfaidh mé faoi anois?More Button

Go raibh míle maith agat.More Button

Under Standing Order 170, I propose, as an urgent necessity, the suspension of Standing Orders to allow an urgent and meaningful debate to take place in the House today. The Government did not wan...More Button

I wish to make two points. I thank the Ceann Comhairle for his remarks. First, I appeal to the Taoiseach. This is within his gift. He has ordered the business of the Dáil. He said we should go...More Button

I spoke to the Ceann Comhairle about my second point this morning. Any association, group, Parliament or Dáil that comes together has the right, if it so wishes, to order its own business. Any ...More Button

May I appeal to the Taoiseach to at least extend to me the courtesy of responding?More Button

How dare we?More Button

European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

I extend my condolences, once again, and my party's sympathies to the families of those who were killed or injured in Brussels this morning and I condemn in the strongest possible terms these horre...More Button

I will limit my remarks on the European Council to the refugee crisis because the conclusions of the latest Council meeting make for sober reading. Since Sunday all so-called irregular migrants ...More Button

The response to the refugee crisis has been inadequate. What is important for this Dáil and the people of this island is that the Taoiseach has agreed to it and is going along with it. It is a fu...More Button

Last year, the agreed plan was to relocate 160,000 refugees from Greece and Italy to other EU countries, and Sinn Féin supported it. The Taoiseach's announcement that the State would take in 4,0...More Button

Today, the Taoiseach repeated that he had agreed to improve humanitarian conditions and establish safe areas within Syria. More than 250,000 people have been killed in Syria and 11 million peopl...More Button

The founding principles of the EU were to combat social exclusion and discrimination, promote social justice and protection, protect human rights, foster solidarity between generations and protec...More Button

Last year, Naval Service vessels engaged in humanitarian actions in the Mediterranean saved thousands of lives, and we are thankful for and very proud of them. Each day, more refugees continue t...More Button

Housing and Homelessness: Statements (Continued)

I welcome the opportunity to make a statement on housing today, although, as I said earlier, I am disappointed that this is as close as the Dáil will get to debating very topical issues at this tim...More Button

Those in need of housing, in emergency accommodation, on hospital trolleys or on unacceptable waiting lists for operations are still in a precarious situation, and that is the legacy of the Gover...More Button

Sinn Féin has set out its stall. It is possible to deliver security and certainty for tenants and to support homeowners and buyers. It is possible to stop the profiteering of banks at the cost ...More Button

Most of all, it is possible to invest an additional €2.2 billion in housing to provide 36,500 new homes over the next five years. This Government decided otherwise. It decided it was better to gi...More Button

Last year, five new council homes were built by Louth County Council. In 2014, four were built yet there are 5,000 people on the housing list. At the rate houses are being built it will take ov...More Button

I commend the credit union initiative in offering €8 billion for investment in social and affordable housing, yet the Government has not agreed to it. The Minister might give an explanation as t...More Button

This party believes that everyone has the right to a home. We are saying clearly that our plan is about ensuring that this right is realised. The Minister knows that he took the wrong decisions. ...More Button

Ambulance Service Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of non-rostered National Ambulance Service staff by ambulance region.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of hours worked by non-rostered National Ambulance Service staff by ambulance region in 2015.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the salary costs associated with the use of non-rostered National Ambulance Service staff by ambulance region in 2015.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of vacant positions in the north-east ambulance region that have been filled since the introduction of the workforce support policy on staff transfers, NASWS015; the number of applicatio...More Button