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Daly, Clare

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Would the Taoiseach agree that Edward Snowden is an international hero? This young man, who has a promising career and loving family, one which he is unlikely to ever see again, has become an inte...More Button

It is somewhat ironic that if Iran or North Korea engaged in this activity, there would be a clamour for something to be done. Instead, all we have is deep shockwaves throughout the internationa...More Button

As far as I am concerned, Edward Snowden has done a huge service. Given the manner in which he is being treated, the withdrawal of his passport and the US leaning on countries that may offer him...More Button

When Ireland joined the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Tánaiste rightly said that it provided us with an opportunity of playing an active role in the promotion and protection of human r...More Button

I am not sure what the Taoiseach needs to have clarified as it is a fact that the United States authorities engaged in the surveillance that has been alleged. I note the Taoiseach is not willing t...More Button

It is in these exceptional circumstances that I asked questions about Edward Snowden. While the Taoiseach has confirmed that Mr. Snowden has applied for asylum in Ireland, he brushed off the iss...More Button

I recall that it was deemed sufficiently important to obtain an Irish passport for Tony Cascarino on the grounds of a fictitious grandmother in order that he could be part of Jack's army. A litt...More Button

Property Taxation Exemptions

Asked the Minister for Finance: in relation to the local property tax, if a person who has previously paid for tests which showed that his or her home has pyrite, is required to pay for a new building assessment which would cost ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Finance: the way a person with pyrite secures an exemption in relation to the local property tax. More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Finance: if he will compare the cost of the outsourcing of cleaning and security in his Department, as opposed to direct recruitment; and if he will justify this increased cost against the backdrop of the p...More Button

Science Foundation Ireland Appointments

Asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation: if his attention has been drawn to any previous academic malpractice in relation to a person (details supplied); and if so, if this was known prior to said person's appointment to the Science Found...More Button

Social Welfare Benefits Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: her plans to implement a system whereby maintenance orders which are awarded to social welfare recipients would be deducted from their social welfare payments.More Button

Fire Service Issues

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will indicate the way the authors of the Keeping Communities Safe document arrived at the manning levels for Dublin as outlined in Appendix One of the document; and his views on whether the l...More Button

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission Issues

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: further to Parliamentary Question No. 169, the legislative basis upon which he believes he is not in a position to comment on the specific property, a braille reader, which is subject to a complain...More Button

Court Orders

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the steps he will take to ensure that maintenance orders are enforced and the moneys awarded to families are paid up as requested by the courts; and if he has any plans to improve this situation.More Button

Proposed Legislation

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if he will ensure that legislation is urgently implemented to regulate the admission of counselling notes in sexual abuse cases.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason Mallow Hospital will not take children under six years of age given that the South Doc facility only has one night doctor and in the event of a day doctor being late on the shift, potent...More Button

Driving Instruction Regulation

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the regulations governing the courses provided by driving schools for those wishing to become driving instructors in the context of the huge surplus of such people; and the amount of money it is co...More Button

Taxi Regulations

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he will outline the legislative or regulatory basis where it specifies that a vehicle over 15 years of age can not be a taxi. More Button

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: the reasons the age of a vehicle is being pushed as a defining criteria in suitability of taxi vehicles against the backdrop of national car testing and other standards which must be adhered to. More Button