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Murphy, Dara

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Seanad Referendum

Asked the Taoiseach: the progress made to date on introducing a unicameral style of parliament; and if he will provide an update on the referendum on the abolition of Seanad Éireann.More Button

Seanad Referendum (Continued)

It is rare that I agree with my colleague from the Joint Committee on Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Boyd Barrett. However, I am of the view that he was somewhat harsh in what h...More Button

I compliment the Taoiseach on the decisive approach he has taken on this issue, in respect of which commitments were included in both Fine Gael's election manifesto and the programme for Governme...More Button

The Taoiseach indicated that Ireland is the second last country with a population of under 10 million which retains a bicameral system. We are aware of the elite nature of the Seanad and the fac...More Button

I wish to ask the Taoiseach a number of questions regarding the functions of this House if the people choose - as I hope they will - to abolish the Seanad. Does he foresee potential for more leg...More Button

Health Insurance Cover

Asked the Minister for Health: with regard to existing Government inpatient levy on private health insurers, if the new charge on private health insurance for the full cost of a public hospital bed is a double tax on private hea...More Button