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Wallace, Mick

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

I refer to the separation of Shannon Airport and the DAA. The Government claims that doing nothing is worse than doing something but that is not always the case. I hope the ambition to create 3,5...More Button

I am afraid this could be the beginning of the end for Shannon as a serious airport although I hate to think that. Perhaps in some years time Shannon may become just a regional airport. I wonde...More Button

The Minister, Deputy Varadkar, stated that part of the new Shannon strategy will include attracting further military stopovers. He noted that the number of US troops using the airport has dramat...More Button

Obviously, any new business is welcome, but such business must be conducted within certain rules. It is unfortunate that the spectre of it being used to facilitate rendition flights still hangs ov...More Button

If Shannon Airport is to be separated from the DAA and it is to have a long-term future, I would like to see it survive and operate within the rules set down under international law. I am merely m...More Button

I will do so. Mr. Manning's treatment emphasises the fact that we should not take the Americans at their word at all times.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Penalty Point System

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans to alter the method in which motoring offences are followed up by the Gardaí; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Penalty Point System (Continued)

In June last year the Minister for Justice and Equality said that "Any member or civilian employee of An Garda Síochána who wishes to report in confidence about corruption and malpractice can be as...More Button

We are not talking about such cases.More Button

We are talking about 100,000 cases.More Button

We have seen the evidence of it.More Button

Road Traffic Offences

Earlier today the Minister seemed to downplay the significance of the allegations reported by the two Garda whistleblowers. There also seem to be some discrepancies with regard to the timescale on...More Button

Obviously, the confidential recipient gave the report to the Minister and he passed it on to the Garda Commissioner. As a result, what we got was the Commissioner investigating himself. I belie...More Button

Road Traffic Offences (Continued)

I have not insinuated in any way that none of these terminations should have happened. I have said that the scale is frightening and merits serious investigation. It looks as if there is a seriou...More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

The Minister for Social Protection, Deputy Joan Burton, began by stating, "Our twin objectives in the budget have been to ensure those in most need of the support of the Department of Social P...More Button

Garda Equipment

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: his plans for increasing the numbers of patrol cars for an Garda Síochána; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button