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Daly, Clare

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (Continued)

As the Tánaiste prepares for his next European outing, it would be remiss not to mention his participation in the utterly ludicrous and outrageous presentation of the Nobel peace prize to the Europ...More Button

The Taoiseach's presentation included only a few lines on the important foreign policy issues that will be addressed at the Council meeting. It is very important that the Government departs from ...More Button

Deputy Seán Crowe referred to the conclusion of the free trade agreement with Colombia and Peru. This, more than anything, is an indictment of the Government and its actions in Europe. There ha...More Button

We should not be surprised that such agreements are countenanced because that is the mark of the European Union in both its foreign and domestic policies. Other Deputies referred to the worsenin...More Button

EU Battlegroups

Asked the Minister for Defence: the cost of Ireland's participation in the German led EU battlegroup.More Button

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

One of the most disgusting and reprehensible speeches ever delivered in this institution was made in 1924 by the Cumann na nGaedheal Minister for Industry and Commerce, Patrick McGilligan. In resp...More Button

Deputy McNamara spoke reprehensibly and patronisingly about those who drive around west Clare for an extra €10 so they can engage in what he described as "the dignity of work". What is his answe...More Button

The Government is talking about protecting core payments while cutting the respite grant. Some people who receive that grant do not get any other payments. This is their core payment - the only...More Button