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Kelleher, Billy

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

They are silencing Deputy McNamara and Deputy Colm Keaveney.More Button

That is nonsense. Deputies everywhere want to speak on this issue.More Button

At least I was willing to stand up and defend it, unlike others who are running away.More Button

Social Welfare Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I intend to repeat some of what I said last evening during the debate on the motion of no confidence in the Government tabled by Sinn Féin. It is incredible that, in the light of what has been sai...More Button

The four horsemen of austerity discussed the budget around the Cabinet table - or the half-Cabinet table - week in, week out. The Social Welfare Bill is a result of those discussions among the Min...More Button

The Bill is a direct attack on the vulnerable and the poorest in society. The spin from the Government will not inspire hope because people are living from day to day. Government spokespersons,...More Button

It is evident that a chasm is appearing between Deputies on this side and those on the other side. The betrayal is on that side of the House. The Government has been dishonest and disingenuous ...More Button

The Social Welfare Bill is inherently unfair and it attacks the most vulnerable. The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Deputy Rabbitte, made some glib comments - which i...More Button

The Bill is a complete betrayal of anything the Labour Party has ever stood for or claimed to stand for. It does not protect the vulnerable or those who need the support of the State. The cut i...More Button

Insolvency Payments Scheme Applications

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: when a claim under the insolvency payment scheme will be paid in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Croke Park Agreement Implementation

Asked the Minister for Health: the details of his proposed pay related savings of €308 million in 2013; the way this saving will be achieved; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if the proposed saving of €160 million in the cost of drugs and other prescribed items is a gross or a net figure; the estimate for the cost of new drugs being prescribed in 2013; and if he will ma...More Button

Departmental Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will provide details of the €60 million savings on the Department Vote announced in the Expenditure Report 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Public Procurement Contracts Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the way he will make €20 million savings in procurement in 2013; the procurement savings that have been made to date in 2012; the anticipated outturn for procurement savings in 2012; and if he will...More Button

Medical Card Application Numbers

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of additional medical cards he anticipates being granted in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of additional general practitioner cards he anticipates being granted in 2013, not including those over 70 years who are losing the automatic entitlement to a medical card; and if he wil...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons aged over 70 years that will lose their entitlement to a medical card in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Insurance Prices

Asked the Minister for Health: the way the Programme for Government pledge to reduce the costs of delivering private healthcare will be fulfilled through the health budget for 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Care of the Elderly

Asked the Minister for Health: the additional funding that will be provided for the care of older persons in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the additional home care packages that will be provided in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the additional home help hours that will be provided in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button