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Kyne, Seán, Kyne, Seán

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Financial Resolution No. 15: General (Resumed) (Continued)

In February 2011, the Government - Fine Gael and the Labour Party - received a mandate from the people to regain our economic sovereignty, restore our economy, jobs and investment, and put our coun...More Button

We are a long way from the days of Charlie McCreevy’s giveaway budgets when populist but short-sighted measures were compounded by the squandering of public money, which often found its way to th...More Button

Some in society would prefer deep cuts in social welfare and other spending areas while others prefer higher taxes or levies. The challenge we face is to listen to the different interests and to...More Button

The confirmation of no income tax increases, no reduction in tax credits and no changes to tax bands as well as no VAT increases is welcome news to workers grappling with the effects of the reces...More Button

Repairing the damage takes time but it also requires reform in order that we learn from the mistakes of the past. The Government has begun fundamental reform in the delivery of public services t...More Button

This budget is unquestionably a difficult one. However, there was not a credible, workable alternative put forward by any Opposition group in Dáil Éireann. The fact that no Opposition group sou...More Button

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed)

I welcome the opportunity to speak on what is a very complex issue. It is evident that this debate, which has been ongoing since 1983, is one which divides the nation like few others. Since my el...More Button

Report of the Expert Group on the Judgment in the A, B and C v. Ireland Case: Statements (Resumed) (Continued)

I do not know the precise details of what happened in University College Hospital Galway. Too many people have made assumptions on what went wrong. While not knowing where fault lies, it is impor...More Button

What we do know for certain is that Ms Halappanavar died before her time and because of this, the need to investigate is paramount. It is only right that three investigations are under way, one ...More Button

As with most other Fine Gael Deputies, I have received postcards on this issue containing a message, which reads: 'Without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless". I could not agree...More Button