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McDonald, Mary Lou

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

We should consider the scale of it.More Button

Over recent days we have heard of yet another controversy surrounding the management and operations of An Garda Síochána. We have heard of 14,700 unsafe convictions for motoring offences and almos...More Button

As the Taoiseach has fully acknowledged, public confidence in the management and leadership of An Garda Síochána is now on the floor.More Button

The refusal of the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality to take the required action and to call time on the rotten management culture in An Garda Síochána is a derelicti...More Button

The game is up. This is an absolute mess. With thousands of unsafe convictions and 1 million fabricated breath tests, serious questions therefore arise regarding any data, statistics or informati...More Button

This really is a disgraceful and astonishing turn of events. The Taoiseach should not try to hide behind the good work of gardaí on the beat right across the country.More Button

Very clearly, what is at issue here is the management and leadership within An Garda Síochána. We have heard many times the story about reform that the Taoiseach told again today. At this stage, ...More Button

The Taoiseach knows that the Commissioner has to go. Why is he delaying? Why does he refuse to do that which is his job? Is it because Brian Purcell is no longer available to him? Perhaps he ...More Button

Absolute rubbish. Do your job.More Button

Nobody believes that.More Button

It is a disgrace.More Button

Precisely.More Button

The Taoiseach is clutching at straws. It is most unedifying.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

Not agreed.More Button

On the same issue, everybody in the House is not ad idem on the issue of accountability because the Government, on the one hand, refuses to hold the Commissioner to account in the way i...More Button

This will come to a vote so we need the Ceann Comhairle's guidance. He needs to tell us how we can get this matter on the agenda for today. This cannot be beyond his wit or ingenuity. As Deputy ...More Button

An Garda Síochána: Statements (Continued)

We cannot.More Button

Speculate as we might, the facts of this particular fiasco are not in dispute - more than 14,500 unsafe convictions and close on 1 million fake breathalyser tests. There is one thing the Tánaiste ...More Button

I want to ask about the Garda internal audit function because this scandal has actually been rumbled by a mixture of an anonymous letter and the Medical Bureau of Road Safety associated with the ...More Button

Why did the internal audit function not do something as basic as that?More Button

Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the protocol through which a child in preschool education can access SNA support; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will be provided a date for knee replacement surgery in Cappagh Hospital.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will be provided a date for hip replacement surgery in Cappagh Hospital.More Button

Preschool Services

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the reason a person (details supplied) has been refused AIM level 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button