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Fleming, Tom

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Order of Business (Continued)

I believe there has been a serious infringement of equality legislation in the context of the recent allocation for grants for people with disabilities and mobility problems, as well as grants for ...More Button

Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

The Irish Human Rights Commission has produced a considered and reasoned analysis of the Bill. I am glad that the Minister for Justice and Equality, Deputy Alan Shatter, has taken cognisance of ma...More Button

Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

If the house is burgled or there is another harmful effect, it appears there is a condition written in the very small print which excludes insurer liability or payment by the insurance company. We...More Button

Common Agricultural Policy Reform: Statements (Continued)

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We must certainly strike a balance in any conclusions we reach in this new CAP agreement. I plead with the Minister regarding small farmers and mountain landholders who must be supported to help t...More Button

These families have eked out a living for generations, in many instances, completely against the grain and on marginal land. There is great credit due to them for their determination, diligence an...More Button

A man at a meeting referred to the fact that he had a farm of about 60 acres. He remarked it consisted of 20 acres arable land and 40 acres horrible land. That has been the reality in rural Ire...More Button

Land quality has divided the country into two Irelands. One cannot compare the conditions applying in the Golden Vale of Munster and the general areas east of the Shannon over to the Irish Sea a...More Button

A formula needs to be devised that is fair and equitable in order to address the gross inequity that exists in the current single farm payment. I refer to the many anomalies and loopholes in the...More Button

Many aspects of the current system are far from equitable. For example, 50,000 farmers received less than €5,000 last year from the current single farm payment while 83,000 farmers received less...More Button

Tenant Purchase Scheme Eligibility

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: when details of the new 2013 tenant purchase scheme will be made available; when the new scheme will open to tenants that wish to make an application; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Citizenship Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: the position regarding a citizenship application in respect of a person (details supplied).More Button

Medical Card Appeals

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will review an appeal for a full medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.More Button