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Pringle, Thomas

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


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

In the limited amount of time available to me - I would not mind having 20 minutes - there is not much point going into detail on this Bill. It will suffice to say I am opposing it in every way. ...More Button

They are even dismissing the election campaign and suggesting we should really know better about the things said during a campaign.More Button

The performance of the Minister, Deputy Pat Rabbitte, on "The Week in Politics" on Sunday said it all. I could not help but remember his performance on "Prime Time" when he attacked Fianna Fáil ...More Button

The Taoiseach claimed there had been a democratic revolution in the general election last year. The counter-revolution is under way and victory is almost at hand for the politics of cynicism. T...More Button

The Bill should be opposed by every fair-minded person in the House. The cut to the respite care grant is a touchpaper that has highlighted what is wrong with the budget. It could have been any...More Button