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Nash, Ged, Nash, Ged

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Funding for Disability Services: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

None of the Deputies present would disagree on what our main objectives should be in terms of people with disabilities. We all recall when Ireland hosted the Special Olympics in the mid-2000s. It...More Button

However, do we, as a State, show true solidarity with all of our citizens, treat everyone as equals and view everyone as a valuable resource who can contribute to society or do we treat such peop...More Button

That said, it would be remiss of me not to put on record my disgust at the way in which some people who have access to personal assistants were treated by the State just a few short months ago. ...More Button

A lack of understanding was expressed by some who should know better of the function of personal assistants. It is not a variant of the home help service; it is much more than that. While there w...More Button

When we came into government we pledged to consult with all interested parties to publish a plan for the national disability strategy. That process is already under way. The Minister of State, ...More Button

Financial Resolution No. 14: Capital Acquisitions Tax (Continued)

Does Deputy Higgins have the full support of his parliamentary party?More Button

Is this last year's speech?More Button

Three hundred per cent.More Button