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Halligan, John

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Leaders' Questions (Continued)

The banks have a veto.More Button

Some of us were not allowed to vote on it.More Button

They take a long time to get money from tax defaulters.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed) and Remaining Stages (Continued)

My sister is a carer. She cared for my mother for seven years and has been taking care of my father for eight years. Unfortunately - or fortunately for us - most of my family work and are unable ...More Button

I have spoken to many carers in both Waterford and Dublin. Next week there will be a Private Members' Bill on carers, which we hope the Minister will support. What is deeply upsetting for many ...More Button

I will leave it at that because other people wish to speak. I appeal to the Minister on this, above all the cuts she has made, because it concerns the people who work hardest in society, some of...More Button

Will the Ceann Comhairle put the section to a vote? We want to vote on it now.More Button

We have heard all of this already. Show us some decency and let us vote on the section. The Minister said all of this last night and is saying it all again now.More Button

The Minister is using up the time allocated for this debate.More Button

Harbours and Piers Funding

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 521 and 522 of 4 December 2012, when a decision will be made in relation the potential inclusion of Dunmore East Harbour, County Waterford, under the 2013 Fi...More Button

Twenty-five years ago, up to 50 fishing boats worked out of Dunmore East employing hundreds of fishermen, with hundreds more employed in fish-processing plants around the harbour. Over the past de...More Button

Dunmore East Harbour is suffering from inadequate infrastructure to address its potential needs. No dredging of the harbour has taken place for 17 years. Consequently, larger vessels cannot acc...More Button

Since the recession hit, several hotels and restaurants in Dunmore East have closed. There is a significant scarcity of work and little or no investment in local industry. It is well recognised...More Button

Will the Minister reconsider dredging the harbour there? Although he has acknowledged in the past that dredging works in Dunmore East are a priority, it is not possible to wait another five years ...More Button

The harbour has a turnover of €10 million and we are asking for a €4 million investment which could increase that turnover and, in turn, bring more money into the Exchequer.More Button