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O'Brien, Jonathan

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Defence Forces Reserve Issues (Continued)

The usual allocation is two minutes, two minutes, one minute and one minute.More Button

Overseas Missions (Continued)

I have two brief questions for the Minister. There is a request in at the moment for a trip to South Sudan, which is currently being evaluated. Will the Minister provide some more information abo...More Button

I noted the Minister's comments on the triple lock. I have raised this issue in the past as spokesperson on this portfolio. I am somewhat concerned about the Minister's answer. Up to six month...More Button

It does not.More Button

If the decision is to participate in that mission, I presume the Lariam issue which I have raised a number of times in the past will arise again. Is the Department considering discontinuing the us...More Button

No.More Button

Confidence in the Government: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members] (Continued)

There is a certain irony in our being lectured by partitionist politicians on the importance of country.More Button

Naturally, I will be supporting this motion tonight because I, like tens of thousands of fellow citizens, have lost all confidence in this Government's ability to carry out the mandate which it w...More Button

On 10 November last, the people of this State voted to enshrine the rights of children in the Constitution in what the Government described as an important, if not one of the most important resul...More Button

Every day since I was elected to this Chamber I have heard the Taoiseach and various Ministers point out - and rightly - the hypocrisy and the double standards of the current Fianna Fáil position...More Button

This Government was elected on a mandate of change, a mandate of renewed hope, a fresh start or, to use the words of the Taoiseach, on the promise of bringing about a "democratic revolution". Of...More Button

What of the citizens who trusted and believed in those promises which were made by the Labour Party and Fine Gael before the last election? What do they get for entrusting this Government with t...More Button

I have no confidence in this Government and if there was a shred of decency left on the Labour Party backbenches, those Deputies would stand by the carers, the sick, the disabled and the most vul...More Button

Defence Forces Equipment

Asked the Minister for Defence: if he has examined the possibility of procuring smaller naval coastal patrol vessels for the purposes of intercepting drugs landings on Irish coastal areas.More Button

Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if he will respond to concerns that up to 40 plus teaching posts have been placed at risk as a result of the decision announced in budget 2013 to increase the pupil-teacher ratio to 19:2, 19:1 in p...More Button