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Troy, Robert

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The clock applies to both sides of the House.More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

He is breaking promises made.More Button

Priority Questions

These are Priority Questions to the Minister for Finance.More Button

I apologise; the Minister for Defence.More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Funding

As we must move on to the next question, unfortunately there is not time for the Minister to reply.More Button

Defence Forces Reserve Issues (Continued)

Excuse me, Minister; is that the reply to Priority Question No. 3?More Button

One Deputy at a time, please. Deputy McGrath has the floor. He has four minutes if he wishes to use them.More Button

Question No. 4 is in the name of Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl.More Button

Sorry, Minister; if I may make a point-----More Button

With due respect to the Minister and to the Deputies present, I am informed that six minutes are allowed for a Priority Question. Of that six minutes, the Minister has two minutes in which to repl...More Button

Two minutes, one minute and one minute are the times for Other Questions.More Button

A time allocation of two minutes, one minute and one minute is used for Other Questions. I am the Acting Chairman. I am being advised by the clerk in front of me.More Button

I am adhering to the advice I have been given. The Chair is impartial. The Deputy has four minutes. I am carrying out the advice to the letter of the law. We must move on to Priority Question N...More Button

Defence Forces Personnel (Continued)

The format for other questions is that there are six minutes per question. The Minister is allowed two minutes for his initial reply. Thereafter, there are to be one minute contributions and the ...More Button

White Paper on Defence

Deputy Eoghan Murphy has signalled he wishes to ask a question and following him I will call Deputy Naughten.More Button

White Paper on Defence (Continued)

May I remind both Ministers and Deputies that there is one minute for both a supplementary question and reply in fairness to all Members? Deputy Naughten now has 30 seconds left for his supplement...More Button

Unfortunately, time has elapsed and we must move on to the next question.More Button

European Council Meetings

As these two questions are being taken together, there will be a little more time for supplementary questions.More Button

Overseas Missions

Asked the Minister for Defence: if the Defence Forces will participate in any new United Nations missions over the next year; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister's initial reply should be six minutes.More Button

Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has completed its consideration of the Civil Defence Bill 2012 and has made no amendments thereto.More Button

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

Prior to the general election, many of the leading members of the parties now in government competed with each other in their negative descriptions of the economy. They knew full well the impact t...More Button

I could produce for the House a copy of an e-mail sent out by the then Fine Gael spokesperson on finance and current Minister for Finance, Deputy Noonan, in respect of the cuts contained in the b...More Button

My colleague referred to the lack of reform and he is correct in that regard. The changes to PRSI for people who earn just over €18,500 will not do much to encourage those at the lower end of the ...More Button

Seventy percent of unemployed people would prefer to be working. They need our support to get back to work. I have been informed by experienced departmental officials based around the country tha...More Button

This morning the Taoiseach sought to justify these callous cuts by reminding the House that the previous Government cut the blind pension. I acknowledge that was wrong. However, what this Gover...More Button

What about the carers? They are the only section of society who earn the money they are paid. They earn it because they have to undergo a rigorous assessment. Under the Minister's watch they w...More Button

Politics is about choices. There are alternatives. The choices we make say a lot about us as a society. Let us decide that we wish to protect the most vulnerable members of society. The Governm...More Button

The Government should just keep its promises.More Button

Holding on to the reins of power.More Button

I hope ye do a better job than ye did in 1982 to 1987.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the reason a person (details supplied) was refused a student maintenance grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Student Grant Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will expedite a student grant application in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Budget 2013

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her views on whether Budget 2013 was a tough and unfair budget on young persons and youth services; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way more social workers will be appointed in 2013 in view of the reduction in the allocation for the Health Service Executive Vote for 2013 in respect of children and family services; and if sh...More Button

Child Benefit Payments

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the way her aspirations for childcare will be impacted by the reduction in child benefitMore Button

Mental Health Services Report

Asked the Minister for Health: the procedure for hospitals dealing with patients with mental health issues and his views on whether advice and opinions of the patients family are taken into account with regard to the way the pat...More Button