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Lawlor, Anthony

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

This is one of the most difficult budgets ever announced in this House. My party is associated with Richie Ryan and the budget that he brought forward in the mid-1970s. The Cabinet of the time al...More Button

Deputy Stanley acknowledged that all budgets are difficult. His party recently presided over a difficult budget in the North of Ireland which involved the closure of PSNI stations and schools bu...More Button

May I continue? I will lose time as a result of this interruption.More Button

Deputy Stanley also spoke about a united Ireland, which many of us would welcome. However, would the rate of carer's allowance be the €72 paid across the Border or the more than €200 paid down here?More Button

It is unfortunate that when we have promised not to cut core payments, cuts must be made in other areas to make savings. One of the cuts I find difficult to accept is the cut to the respite care g...More Button

I will support the Government on this budget. We must make hard decisions and I am not afraid to make those decisions, so that even if I do not retain my seat in four years time, I will have lef...More Button