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Mitchell O'Connor, Mary

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

What about the woman?More Button

Domestic Violence Incidence

I recently visited the family courts in Dolphin House where I witnessed at first hand the archaic buildings, lack of basic facilities and long queue of people seeking to access the courts. Women w...More Button

It can take eight to ten weeks to obtain a barring order after a protection order has been issued to the victims of domestic violence. Victims, the vast majority of whom are women, often have no...More Button

The Minister has done tremendous work in the past in the area of family law. Will he consider the points I have raised today? Women and children deserve better.More Button

Domestic Violence Incidence (Continued)

I was delighted to hear the Minister’s plans for this area and that he agrees the family court system needs a radical overhaul. Behind each of the figures released today by Women's Aid is a woman ...More Button

The Women's Aid report has given us an idea of the scale of the abuse being suffered in this country. It is up to the Minister and to us in government to offer these women the protection they de...More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Private Members]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

On a quieter note, Deputy Doherty seems to have overlooked the fact that this property tax was voted for in here, in this Chamber, democratically only a few months ago. Why is the Deputy wasting o...More Button

I will answer that point shortly. It would be great if we could get on with more pertinent matters such as-----More Button

-----how the taxes are returned to the constituencies. Dún Laoghaire constituency had one of the highest compliance rates for the household charge at 89%. By comparison, Donegal, represented by D...More Button

I will be insisting that 79% to 80% of the constituency's moneys be returned to Dún Laoghaire, to match the compliance rate. The distribution of local authority funds must be fair and proportionat...More Button

-----I will be seeking a further lowering of parking charges and commercial rates as a result of this money reverting back to the constituency. At a small-business meeting in Dún Laoghaire last we...More Button

Garda Stations Closures

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the plans if any the Office of Public Works has for a Garda station (details supplied) in County Dublin.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the plans if any the Office of Public Works has for a Garda station (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button