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McDonald, Mary Lou

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

Is that a "No" from the Taoiseach?More Button

Shame on the Taoiseach.More Button

Domestic Violence Incidence (Continued)

The facts revealed once again in today's Women's Aid annual report are shocking. They are not just shocking; they are depressing, because annually Women's Aid and other organisations release stati...More Button

When one reads the report and moves beyond the statistics to the human experiences of these victims of abuse, the detail is quite harrowing. Women have given disclosures of being locked in and p...More Button

The programme for Government promised consolidated domestic violence legislation. I am very disappointed that the Minister has put that on the back burner in favour of other legislative prioriti...More Button

The Minister claims I am consistently disappointed. I will remain disappointed so long as Women's Aid produces reports that reflect such statistics. Not only I but many women and citizens will re...More Button

I do not want to be disappointed on this issue. Instead, I want to be encouraged and optimistic that the Government will take the right actions and not drag its feet on these matters. Will the ...More Button

There is no capacity. The current services cannot cope.More Button

Finance (Local Property Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 [Private Members]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I am asking the Minister to repeal his lousy tax.More Button

Social and Affordable Housing Provision

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: his plans to aid local authorities in developing new more independent housing structures which could seek financing for the provision of social housing in a similar fashion to voluntary housing bod...More Button