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Collins, Joan

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

This is outrageous.More Button

We just do not want them to be cut.More Button

On a point of order, we already discussed this.More Button

She moved the amendment yesterday. That is what we were discussing.More Button

She spoke on the amendment last night.More Button

This is one of the main areas people believe should be protected. The Minister has made the point that this grant was approximately €700 or €900 in 2004 and suggested she is not really eating into...More Button

Those who look after people who need to be supported every day, week and month of the year are the unsung heroes of our society. There is a great deal of anger and the protest was smaller today....More Button

They need this money. The cost of living has gone up, in particular for electricity, gas and bus fares. Many would have travel passes but the fact is people are finding it more difficult to live ...More Button

 On a point of order, as one of the proposers of this measure, I seek the permission of the other proposers to have the section put to a vote now.More Button

I do not think he is going to speak.More Button

We want to have the section put to a vote.More Button

A Cheann Comhairle, I would like my proposal to be put to a vote.More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will publish the waiting times for applications for social welfaree payments and the waiting times for arrears to be paid for each social welfare payment; her views on the waiting times in g...More Button