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Flanagan, Luke 'Ming'

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

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

In this country we hear a great deal about respect for institutions and various different things but from what I have seen during the past week this is the big one as far as people are concerned. ...More Button

Alternatives have been proposed in the Chamber, even by Government Deputies. Carers have described what would happen if they were not taking care of their charges any more. They have asked what...More Button

When it comes to leaving the Chamber, however, he bows because he has respect for the Chair. I suggest his party changes its values concerning what it respects.More Button

Common Fisheries Policy Negotiations

Did the Acting Chairman have a bit of sole or a bit of soul?More Button

Land Reclassification

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: his plans for Castlerea Town Trust, Cow Park Trust, County Roscommon; his position regarding appointing new trustees to such a trust; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Yes, please. If the Minister could do so I would be keen to hear what he has to say.More Button

I will chat to the Minister afterwards.More Button

Land Reclassification (Continued)

I do not often come into the House and praise the previous Government. I hope I can do likewise for this Government. The former Minister of State, Deputy Michael Finneran, stated in this House: "...More Button

In 2005, 1,300 people wrote to the then Minister with responsibility for agriculture asking her to revoke the trust. While she did not do so, she did not appoint any new trustees. This has led ...More Button

More people have now written to the Minister. I understand some 1,300 people have done so and that there are a further 280 letters on the way to the Minister asking him not to appoint new member...More Button

The purpose of the trust has ceased. As such, an opportunity to revoke it exists. It is hoped the Minister will do this. People in my town are united on their right to have a say in their own fu...More Button

I thank the Minister for what he has done thus far.More Button

All we want is openness and accountability.More Button

Yes.More Button

Thank you.More Button