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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Business of Dáil (Continued)

What about Don Quixote?More Button

Absolute rubbish.More Button

Why not until 12.30 a.m.?More Button

Is it past the Deputy's bed time?More Button

No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Confidence in Taoiseach and Government: Motion (Continued)

And the mess.More Button

Like cutting the blind pension.More Button

You had ten years and you did nothing.More Button

We did not cut the blind pension. Who did that?More Button

Who cut the blind pension? Does Deputy Martin remember that?More Button

I am sorry a Cheann Comhairle. The man is suffering loss of memory.More Button

It has all changed.More Button

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Economic Management Council Meetings (Continued)

The Deputy introduced it when he was in government.More Button

Why does the Deputy want to walk away from it now?More Button

He cannot remember either.More Button

Deputy Martin was in favour of it.More Button

He does not know.More Button

I thought the organisers were talking about 150,000 people.More Button

That is not true.More Button

It is rubbish.More Button

It is not true.More Button

You cannot detect individual leaks with district meters.More Button

This is rubbish.More Button

Will they show where the leak is?More Button

I did it before.More Button

I lived with it.More Button

I am sorry, a Leas-Cheann Comhairle. The Deputy was making a Second Stage speech.More Button

That is not true.More Button

Where does one start?More Button

Order of Business (Continued)

The night is young yet.More Button

There is a Government proposal to underpin national climate policy. The climate action and low carbon development Bill is promised. What is the progress to date in bringing the Bill before the Ho...More Button

I understand a regulator has been appointed as per the terms of the Charities Act 2009. Are all aspects of the legislation likely to become operational in the near future?More Button

Water Services Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Arts Plan

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: if her Department continues to encourage economic development through the medium of the arts; the degree to which specific targets continue to be identified and met in this regard; and if she will ...More Button

I apologise for the lateness of my arrival, which was due to my being in transit. The question is self-evident. Will the Minister indicate the extent to which the arts and heritage sectors are be...More Button

I thank the Minister.More Button

Palestine: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

Deputies Maureen O'Sullivan, Thomas Pringle, Finian McGrath and Richard Boyd Barrett are sharing time.More Button

As Deputy Finian McGrath is not present, I call Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett.More Button

The Ministers of State, Deputies Dara Murphy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Gerald Nash, will be sharing time. They have 15 minutes, ten minutes and five minutes, respectively.More Button

Is that agreed? Agreed.More Button

Easter Rising Commemorations

Asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: the extent to which her Department continues to prepare for the commemorative events of 1916 in a way which marks the events, locations and prominent personalities involved and recognises the ongoi...More Button

Carer's Allowance Appeals

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if and when an oral hearing will take place in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath in respect of a pending carer's allowance application; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

Diet Supplement Payments

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if she will provide the standing of the independent appeals officer decision where in August 2014 they decided to overturn the previous decision in favour of a person (details supplied) in County K...More Button

Mortgage Interest Relief Eligibility

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the reason mortgage interest supplement ceased in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if it will be restored in view of the difficult financial circumstances in this case; an...More Button

Exceptional Needs Payments

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the procedure to be followed to obtain an exceptional needs payment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Carer's Allowance Eligibility

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: the number of applications for carer's allowance received, rejected and restored in each of the past six months to date in 2014; the extent to which individual circumstances were borne in mind befo...More Button

Exceptional Needs Payment Applications

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: further to Parliamentary Question No. 4 of 20 November 2014 if and when an exceptional needs payment will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who submitted all releva...More Button

Mortgage Interest Relief Application

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection: if the circumstances surrounding the refusal of mortgage support in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be reviewed in view of their ongoing difficult circumstances follo...More Button

Family Reunification Applications

Asked the Minister for Justice and Equality: if a person in receipt of a disability allowance payment can be considered an eligible sponsor for a family reunification application; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if and when the appropriate treatment will be offered in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Reviews

Asked the Minister for Health: the documentation outstanding in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare for their pending medical card review; if their current medical card will remain active while compiling re...More Button

Medical Card Administration

Asked the Minister for Health: if medical cards will issue in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare whose medical cards were approved recently but who have not received their cards; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Education and Training Boards Places

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: if and when a place on the Naas technology project FÁS course level 5 will be offered in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button