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Colreavy, Michael

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

Before commenting on this particularly nefarious piece of legislation, I would like first to comment on another matter. While I accept the Government's comment around the legacy it inherited from ...More Button

I hope the response from the Minister of State, Deputy White, will not be to comment on what Sinn Féin is doing in the North because that is not helpful.More Button

As everybody is aware, these issues are addressed in the North by way of block grant from Westminster. The Government's concern, while belated, is quaint. Until such time as we have a united Irel...More Button

I do not know if the delay in processing applications is the result of incompetence or mismanagement. Thousands of people are owed hundreds of millions of euro. I am not a conspiracy theorist. ...More Button

On the Bill, the Government says it has taken the hard choices. They are hard not for Government but for the people who are in the unfortunate position of having to depend on it for their existe...More Button

Only a few weeks ago we campaigned in the children's referendum on the rights of children. Every child in this country should have the right to food, heat, decent housing, education and a happy ...More Button

The Government parties have not lived up to their promises prior to the election, leaving the electorate faced with a different country from that promised. While the Government parties, in parti...More Button

The Government is saying, "Go work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year because you are doing it for a loved one." I urge the Government, if it has an ounce of humanity, to...More Button

On a point of order -----More Button

May I make a point of order?More Button

I have already advised the House that a block grant comes from Westminster for the Six Counties. Sinn Féin has no influence on that.More Button