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Boyd Barrett, Richard

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Questions on Promised Legislation (Continued)

Taoisigh and Ministers continue to walk away from the Dáil with massive, gold-plated, guaranteed pensions - it has happened under this and previous Fianna Fáil-led Governments - yet the relentless ...More Button

As if that was not bad enough, it is now taking away the defined benefit pension scheme of 3,400 pensioners.More Button

Exactly. I want to ask when the social welfare and pensions Bill, the general scheme of which has been published, will come forward and will the Government deal with this assault on the pension en...More Button

Public Sector Pay

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans for ending pay inequality across the public sector in the context of the public sector pay talks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

This week, I went out and joined lesser-paid rank and file teachers from the INTO, the ASTI and the TUI who were protesting against the fact that there is a categorically of lesser-paid teachers - ...More Button

The protest the other day was organised by the rank and file. They are ordinary teachers, mostly young, who are in this lesser-paid category. The reduction in the level of inequality the Minister...More Button

We hear all the usual chestnuts but the Minister does not answer the question, which is whether we are going to have equality. Are we going to have equality for people with the same professional t...More Button

I would.More Button

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: his plans to renew the FEMPI legislation at the end of June 2017 in view of the fact that the economy is no longer in a state of emergency; if so, the reason therefor; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

Public Expenditure Policy

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: further to recent revelations as to the way in which public money may have been misspent and the way in which there may have been a lack of governance in this spending in some third level instituti...More Button

Teachers' Remuneration

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the Government's timeframe to end the pay inequality that teachers endure, in view of the fact that it has now been six years of discrimination (details supplied); and if he will make a statement o...More Button

State Bodies Mergers

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason he and the Citizens Information Board are proceeding with the restructuring programme of MABS and the CIS despite the results of the Dáil Éireann motion and before the publication of the...More Button

Legal Costs

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the oversights in place in terms of the expenditure of publicly funded bodies on legal defence; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button