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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Household Charge Cost (Continued)

This is a matter of national interest. Honest gardaí are being victimised because they have uncovered the systematic abuse of motoring charges and terminations to those of some very powerful and i...More Button

Judge Devins has been named in the newspapers, as have sports figures and other officials, including gardaí.More Button

We have been denied the opportunity to raise this issue in other ways-----More Button

We are talking about the loss of millions to the State.More Button

We have tried to raise the issue and gardaí are being undermined.More Button

Pyrite Panel Report Implementation (Continued)

I was not going to say anything but the Minister of State was wrong on so many counts that I felt I had to speak. Five quarries were mentioned to the panel but the panel was given evidence of six ...More Button

We need a systematic approach with all houses in the affected estates tested.

  On the other issue, the Government has had in its possession knowledge of the systematic writing o...More Button

We have to have some opportunity.More Button

I know, but in the national interest-----More Button

-----when tens of thousands of motoring offences-----More Button

-----are being written off-----More Button

Building Regulations Application

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if, in view of the increasing incidence of post construction exposure of non-compliance with fire safety regulations in timber frame construction and it would appear that all these structures were ...More Button

This is a major issue, especially with regard fire safety. While there is an obligation of compliance, an increasing number of examples of non-compliant post-construction and completed works have ...More Button

Building Regulations Application (Continued)

The Minister is not addressing the key point, which is that although builders and architects stated they were compliant and fire safety officers signed off on them, tens of thousands of timber fr...More Button

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Continued)

With the agreement of the House I will share my time with Deputy Joan Collins.More Button

We have discussed this issue several times in the past number of weeks and I think the Minister and the Government are trying to present it as a positive that we will have 20 hours of discussion ...More Button

Other Deputies have said it is a scandal that this issue has been ignored for so long, which it is, but I see our discussion in the next number of weeks as a further delaying tactic. Every opini...More Button

This is not rocket science. It is pretty straightforward. We now have the findings of the fourth expert group and - surprise, surprise - they are not dramatically different from the findings of...More Button

Comparing the actions of the Minister with the reaction of the British Government to the Leveson inquiry tells an interesting tale. The British Government launched an investigation into cultural...More Button

Here we have an expert group set up, issuing a report with 58 pages with a few pictures and graphs thrown in for good measure that was months late. With weeks to release it, the newspapers got it ...More Button

That sums up the systematic ignoring of the issue that has gone on over decades. This is an opportunity to blood a few backbenchers, let them get their fears off their chests and appease their c...More Button

As the expert group has said, we are talking about primarily medical decisions that have been caught up in a legal quagmire. Let us be honest - this is the case because of the traditional interf...More Button

The reason we are in difficulty is because of the constitutional situation. As a result of that, we have succeeded in treating women, as the Minister for Justice and Equality said last week, as ...More Button

The tragic circumstances of the death of Savita Halappanavar have put on the agenda the circumstances for many women who find themselves pregnant in this country who have to choose to have an abo...More Button

We have all heard the stories in recent weeks told by people who have gone on the airwaves, stories of women who have suffered the trauma of carrying foetuses with fatal abnormalities that they k...More Button

There are all sorts of reasons for women to decide to have an abortion - rape, incest, women who are too young or too old. There are Irish abortions - they just do not happen in Ireland. Well o...More Button

This has touched a nerve. I was contacted by a man from down the country during the week who told me the Savita case reopened old wounds for him and his family. He told me how his mother died i...More Button

It is unacceptable that we continue to ignore the tragedy and trauma that goes on in life. All that any civilised society can do is try to support its citizens in their decision making and in th...More Button

Pyrite Remediation Programme Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his views on whether the draft NSAI pyrite testing and categorisation protocol will increase the cost of inspections; and if this will lead to categorisation of more damaged houses as amber and del...More Button

Public Procurement Tenders

Asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform: the specification and to which cost was the revamped website built.More Button

Invalidity Pension Appeals

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting 14 months for their application for an invalidity pension to be processed by the appeals office and the measures she will take to rectify this.More Button

Regeneration Projects Status

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will explain the operation of Ballymun Regeneration Limited; if he is satisfied with the level of engagement that the company has with the local community, and the way that involvement is mon...More Button

Election Management System

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he is satisfied that the Dublin County Sheriff operated a fair and transparent method of recruitment for polling station operatives in view of his suggestion that preference should be given to u...More Button

Water and Sewerage Schemes Status

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will list, for each county, the villages/towns with a public foul sewer network discharging to a public effluent treatment plant; and the level of treatment, whether primary, secondary or ter...More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will list, for each county, the public sewer networks discharging directly to rivers, lakes of sea outfall.More Button

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will list for each county, the villages/towns without a public foul sewer network.More Button

Housing Statistics

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: the number of timber framed housing units that have been completed here since 1992.More Button

Legal Services Regulation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to improve accountability of the legal profession in view of the lack of independent procedures and penalties operated by the Law Society of Ireland.More Button

Equality Issues

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will implement the recommendation of the Ombudsman in ensuring that the motorised transport grant scheme is operated in accordance with the requirements of the Equal Status Act More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason there are no independent inspections of private or voluntary intellectual disability services here More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied), who is extremely ill, has to wait nine months for an operation in Beaumont Hospital, DublinMore Button