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Cowen, Barry

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Shannon Airport: Motion (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Penalty Point System (Continued)

The Minister is waffling now.More Button

Social Partnership (Continued)

I hope we will have a fair budget.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Continued)

I thank Deputy O'Dea for affording me time to speak on the Social Welfare Bill 2012. When a Member opposite told me last week that by virtue of my surname I was not entitled to speak, I expected t...More Button

That election was preceded by a severe but progressive budget, as noted by the ESRI. More than €8.5 billion was taken out of the economy but the ESRI found it fair because the pain was shared pr...More Button

I was elected to this House by my constituents, despite my name but because of Fianna Fáil's record in my constituency and on the basis that I would represent the fears and aspirations of those w...More Button

Carers told me they are robbing Peter to pay Paul. They feel insulted, used and let down. They have to fight for everything they get. They fight their way through carers' allowance application...More Button

This Bill has aptly been described as mean spirited. That opinion is shared by some members of the Government. I appeal to them to reflect the opinions, fears and anxieties of their constituent...More Button

We represent the fears, anxieties and hopes of the people who elected us. I have been told in no uncertain terms to speak in this House at the expense of my colleagues who cannot speak because o...More Button

I appeal to all Members, particularly those on the opposite side of the House, to vote in accordance with the will of their constituents against this Bill.More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government: if he will outline the reasons behind the capital underspend in his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button